The Splendor Of Angkot Wat

Nestled in the dusty sleepy town of Siem Reap in north west Cambodia lies Angkor Wat, an ancient temple complex constructed in early 12th century by the Khmer Empire. It began as a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu (known as "the preserver" in Hindu mythology) and then gradually transformed into a Buddhist temple towards the latter part of 12th century. The design of the temple bears significant resemblance to temples found in South India. The temple-mount is believed to signify Mount Meru, a sacred mountain in Hindu, Jain and Buddhist mythology which serves as the focal point for all cosmic energy in the universe.

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