March 15, 2007

Angkor Wat - Cambodia

Angkor Wat is the "must-see" of Siem Reap.
Angkor Wat was built during the reign of Suryavarman II (1112-50) and at the peak of the Khmer Empire. The complex was built on 500 acres surrounded by a moat that is 650 feet wide. Amazing bas-reliefs depict great Hindu epics and apsara (celestial dancers). Kris especially appreciated the huge stone Vishnu, whose head was replaced with a Buddha head and is now also venerated by Buddhists.

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