Ancient Angkor Wat was the capital City of Khmer Empire which governed from the 9th – 13th century. The empire includes the now area of Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam. In 1400s, the power is declined until it finally vanished from the history. On the Angkor Wat History, the ruins then disappeared for many years until it was discovered in 1920 by a French scientist.
Ancient Angkor Wat; What You Can Get
Nowadays, the Ancient Angkor Wat becomes an icon for the Cambodian Tourism. The area has a size of 500 acre and is considered as one of the biggest religious building on the Earth which is representing the greatness of Khmer Empire, especially its architectural designs.
This temple is initially to worship a God from Hindu, Vishnu, now it is still remaining to be a place for worshipping since it was first built in 12th century. The temple is considered to be a miniature of the cosmos, the structure of towers, ditches, and unique fortifications which shows the complexity of architecture, the reliefs, and some scenes of the empire’s battles shows the healthiness and richness on that period of time.
This magnificent building is located on the center of Ancient Angkor Wat Archaeological Parks which vast 154 mile squares which also has other temples which was built in 9 – 15th centuries. Every of them have their own attractions.
The temple of Ta Phrom is one of the most wanted temples to take pictures since many places hasn’t been restored yet and mostly placed underground. The long lasting favorite is Bayon temples placed in the Angkor Thom, the building that are engraved with the enlightens of Bodhisattva and to show the life of Khmer Empire
Ancient Angkor Wat When You Should Travel
Angkor Wat’s weather is normally dry and also cool in the November until February, so we recommend you to Travel to Angkor at that time since it has the average temperature of 25 – 30 degree Celsius while the other month can be so hot up to 40 degree Celsius. Also, we recommend you to not visit in a big event, such as New Year and Christmas Day or you will get crowds. The humidity in Ancient Angkor Wat is always high every year.