Angkor Watt – Day 12

Angkor Wat is the largest religious building in the world and really is a site to behold. First you must cross a large moat to the outer walls. The water in the moat is always still creating a beautiful refection. The moat surrounds Angkor Wat and is 1.5km by 1.3km around and is 190m wide.

This temple is dedicated to the Hindu God Vishnu. Many carvings of the beautiful Apsara , the female spirit of the clouds and water, don the walls of the Angkor Wat.

Apparently the Apsara are carved with 36 different hair styles within this temple. The building represents Mt Meru, its surrounding peaks and is bounded by continents and the ocean. Mt Meru is the centre of the Hindu spiritual and physical universe.


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