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Incredible Angkor Wat Temple - Cambodia

Incredible Angkor Wat Temple - Cambodia

Apsara Dancer, Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Apsara Dancer, Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat ("City Temple") is a vast temple complex near Siem Reap, about 200 miles from the capital of Phnom Penh in Cambodia. Built in the 12th century by the king of the prosperous Khmer empire, Angkor Wat was built as a royal temple dedicated to a Hindu deity. After the city of Angkor fell to invaders, Angkor Wat receded into the jungle but continued as a Buddhist temple and a pilgrimage site over the centuries.

Angkor Wat ("City Temple") is a vast temple complex near Siem Reap, about 200 miles from the capital of Phnom Penh in Cambodia. Built in the 12th century by the king of the prosperous Khmer empire, Angkor Wat was built as a royal temple dedicated to a Hindu deity. After the city of Angkor fell to invaders, Angkor Wat receded into the jungle but continued as a Buddhist temple and a pilgrimage site over the centuries.

Crowned Buddha Seated in Meditation and Sheltered by Muchilinda Cambodia; Angkor period (802-1431), Angkor Wat style, possibly 12th century The configuration of this sculpture, which depicts the serpent king Muchilinda protecting the Buddha Shakyamuni from a fierce storm, became the focus of a cult introduced by the Cambodian king Jayavarman VII, who ruled the Khmer empire from about 1181 to 1219.

Crowned Buddha Seated in Meditation and Sheltered by Muchilinda Cambodia; Angkor period (802-1431), Angkor Wat style, possibly 12th century The configuration of this sculpture, which depicts the serpent king Muchilinda protecting the Buddha Shakyamuni from a fierce storm, became the focus of a cult introduced by the Cambodian king Jayavarman VII, who ruled the Khmer empire from about 1181 to 1219.

The Ancient Passage Ways of Ta Prohm (Angkor Wat Complex, Cambodia)

The Ancient Passage Ways of Ta Prohm (Angkor Wat Complex, Cambodia)

Dead Sea contains 26 essential minerals, twelve of the Dead Sea minerals do not exist in any other sea or ocean in the world!

Dead Sea contains 26 essential minerals, twelve of the Dead Sea minerals do not exist in any other sea or ocean in the world!

Sunrise at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Sunrise at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

The sun rising over Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The temples can be seen on a guided tour. pic: ecperez

The sun rising over Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The temples can be seen on a guided tour. pic: ecperez

Apsara, Angkor Wat

Apsara, Angkor Wat

Face Tower, Bayon, Cambodia

Face Tower, Bayon, Cambodia