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  • It was one of 21 finalists for the New 7 wonders of the world

  • It is the largest and most celebrated temple in the largest temple complex in the world

  • It is inscribed as the UNESCO world’s heritage site since 1992

  • Ranked by National Geographic as among the top 10 world wonders and “50 places of a Life time”

  • It is ranked 13th among Hillman top 100 manmade & natural wonders

  • The most stunning example of Hindu architecture in the world is to be seen in Cambodia and not in India

  • Estimated over 200 Hindu temples in an area of 100 square miles, the largest concentration outside India

  • It is a supreme human achievement showing an advanced appreciation of mass, space & geometrical composition

  • Sunrise or Sunset from the top of Angkor Wat has to be one of the most extraordinary experiences any traveler could possibly have

  • Supreme masterpiece of Khmer architecture and the moat circumferencing the temple itself an engineering marvel

  • Popular BBC TV serial “ Around the World in 80 treasures” ranks Angkor Wat as one of its top Treasures



  • Angkor Wat occupies a space in the Cambodian National flag

  • Unlike all the temples which faces east, Angkor Wat faces west (the after life in Hinduism)

  • Hollywood Blockbusters; Tomb Raider, Lord Jim, were shot in Angkor Wat

  • Angkor Wat means “City Temple” Angkor is the vernacular form of the word nokor which comes from the Sanskrit word nagara (capital) while wat is the khmer word for temple

  • The organization which preserves and maintains Angkor Wat is called Apsara

  • Mount Meru is the name of the mountain that represents the 5 main towers of Angkor Wat

  • Complex & highly sophisticated irrigation system is the single thing that allowed Khmer lived so prosperously at Angkor Wat, This system allowed 2 rice harvests a year instead of one

  • The whole site was modeled after the Hindu vision of the universe

  • The number of steps, windows and pillars in Angkor Wat are representative of the number of days in the solar & lunar calendars

  • When the Frenchman Henry Mouhot discovered the temple in 1860 after it was abanded for a few centuries, the natives thought it could have been built by Gods or even Giants

  • The official Language of Cambodia, Khmer is considerably influenzed by Sanskrit and Pali (ancient Indian Language)


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