Angkor Wat - Cambodia

Concealed by the forest and  was abandoned for many years, the Angkor Wat in Cambodia  was rediscovered by a French man about 150 years ago. It is one of the country's landmarks that draws huge amount of local and foreign visitors each year. 
                    Thanks to my friend Steve Mercado for the wonderful pics                       

The temple was built for the Khmer kings from 9th to the 15th century and has been a Cambodian pride that appears on its national flag. Its architecture style depicts the life of the devas in Mount Meru in Hindu Mythlogy which can be seen in its carved surfaces. 
Many restorations took place and has been funded by the international community. Today, it is one of the sought after attractions in the whole South East Asian region and is listed as a World Heritage Site. The tourists influx is helping the Cambodian government for the site's maintenance though it caused little damage. It is located exactly 5.5 km north of the city of Siem Reap.

Angkor Wat - South East Asian Prized Possession.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi pat! nice blog! galing2 mo nmn..kakai to...

nightblastz said...

@ Kakai,

Thanks for the visit, the compliment...and to the comment as well hehe...

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Steve said...

Those are some good pics of Angkor Wat. I was there several years ago and I remember just how amazing the place is. The stones that you step on leading up to the temple have been stepped on so many times throughout the years that they are indented. Good stuff.

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