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Matthew

The crown jewel of Cambodia, and one of the Wonders of the World, Angkor Wat is simply spectacular to see. Constructed by King Suryavarman II during the Angkor golden age, it was originally a Hindu temple (and a city) constructed to represent the centre of the universe. With the moat representing the primordial ocean on the outskirts of the universe, the 5 towers represent Mount Meru, the abode of the gods. The function of the temple later changed when the Campuchean kings converted to Buddhism, but it still remained an important sight of pilgrimage. The names Angkor (city) and Wat (pagoda) denote this change. Even to this day, it is still a functioning temple and revered by many. 📿 #Angkor #angkorwat #temple #tempio #meru #universe #gods #celestial #tower #wonderoftheworld #city #pagoda #reflection #water #ruins #vishnu #buddha #hinduism #buddhism #monastery #monastero #siemreap #cambodia #campuchea #khmer #southeastasia #asia #travel #traveller #viaggio

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Angkor Wat, Siem Reap Cambodia

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ᴅɪʀᴇᴄᴛᴏʀ ᴘʜᴏᴛᴏɢʀᴀᴘʜᴇʀ ᴅᴇsɪɢɴᴇʀ

I've photographed this me too... but your picture seems to be much better than mine... 😊

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