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  • Angkor Thom-The Great City

    9. December 2009

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    Angkor Thom-The Great City
    In Khmer the great city is as Angkor Thom. The city belongs to 12th century. It is described to be imperial Buddhist city. The city is very much known for it famous Bayon temple. There are many sights in the city that are worth a visit. History: Jayavarman VII was the founder of Angkor Thom city. He was one of the greatest Kings the city ever had. He ruled the city from 1181-1219 AD. They had defeated the Chams at a battle and took over the cahrge of the city. The population of the city during that time was around one million. The shape of the city was a perfect square. The sides of the city extended from the west up to the east and from south up to the north. The city was surrounded by walls on all the four sides. The height of the wall is around 8m. The length of the walls is around 12km.  [...]

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    The City’s Temple- Angkor Wat

    9. December 2009

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    The City’s Temple- Angkor Wat
    Angkor Wat is commonly known as the "City Temple". It is a huge temple structure which is located near Siem Reap at a distance of nearly 320 km from Cambodia, which is the capital of Phnom Penh country. The temple was been constructed in the twelve century. The construction was been ordered by the King of the glorious empire of Khmer. The temple was dedicated to a Hindu God. Angkor Wat was been constructed as a imperial temple. Later when the attackers took over the city, Angkor Wat was turned away as a part of forest. The temple remained a Buddhist temple as well as a pilgrimage site for many years. The Khmer architecture is best conserved in Angkor Wat. Due to its impressive design, Angkor wat became a part of the 7 Wonders of the World. Also the temple is seen on the national flag  [...]

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