Posted on June 25, 2011 - by mira
The moat surrounding the fascinating Angkor Wat, in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The world’s largest religious complex, 203 acres in size, was originally dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, later became Buddhist, and was the equivalent of Vatican City (110 acres). The walled city in Angkor and its temples were built in the 12th century during the Khmer empire, with Angkor as its center. The moat was filled with crocodiles for protection.
I’ll be posting photos of the Southern gate, the architecture and architectural details, and a panoramic photo of the beautiful main temple.
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