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Good to know things about Angkor Wat

Largest Religious Monument

Angkor Wat is the world's largest religious monument. It was originally built in the 12th century as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu by Khmer King Suryavarman II. It evolved into a Buddhist temple throughout time. The complex spans 402 acres (162.6 hectares) and features a plethora of architectural structures such as towers, galleries, and courtyards.

Symbolism in Architecture

Angkor Wat's architecture is steeped in symbolism. The design of the temple is inspired by Hindu mythology, with the central tower depicting Mount Meru, the mythological home of the gods. The moat that surrounds the temple signifies the cosmic ocean, while the outer wall represents the mountains at the world's boundary.

Intricate Bas-Reliefs

Beautiful bas-reliefs depicting episodes from Hindu mythology and historical events adorn the temple. The bas-reliefs on the galleries' walls depict incidents from the Hindu epic Mahabharata, such as the Battle of Kurukshetra, and scenes from the Ramayana. These sculptures reveal fascinating details about the religious and cultural ideas of the time.

Alignment with Solar Phenomena

Angkor Wat is designed to mirror key solar occurrences and is aligned with the cardinal points. The sun rises precisely behind the central tower during the spring equinox, casting a striking silhouette. Furthermore, the temple's layout is assumed to be aligned with the summer and winter solstices, showing that its designers had a comprehensive awareness of astronomical alignments.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best season to visit Angkor Wat?
Cambodia is warm all year round, having a dry season from November to May and a wet season from May to October. The dry season is the most popular time to visit Angkor since the dirt roads around the city are easier to navigate, although the temples can get more crowded.
How many days are enough for Angkor Wat?

So you have 12 hours to take it all in and hopefully see the stunning sunrise, but we recommend staying for 3-4 days to truly appreciate everything the Angkor Archaeological Park has to offer. You will most likely begin your journey in Siem Reap because it is the closest airport to Angkor Wat.

Is there a dress code for Angkor Wat?
While men can wear shorts, they will be unable to climb to the highest terraces of Angkor Wat, thus it is best for them to wear pants. Women must cover their knees, hence they must wear trousers or long skirts/dresses. Don’t worry if you don’t have appropriate clothing to enter Angkor Wat.
Is Angkor Wat worth the money?

Having said that, Angkor Wat is the unique archaeological complex of its kind, which makes it quite impressive. It distinguishes itself from many other temples in Cambodia and further afield in Southeast Asia, therefore Angkor Wat is worth seeing for that reason alone.

What is the closest city to Angkor Wat?

Angkor Wat, located just 3.7 miles outside the bustling Cambodian city of Siem Reap, is one of the most stunning archaeological monuments in Southeast Asia, if not the world.

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