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Angkor Wat Afternoon | by Mark Fischer
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Angkor Wat Afternoon

A late afternoon view across the moat to the main entrance to Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

 

Angkor Wat is a temple complex at Angkor, Cambodia, built for the king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation – first Hindu, dedicated to the god Vishnu, then Buddhist. It is the world's largest religious building. The temple is at the top of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country's prime attraction for visitors.

 

A big thank you to the folks at <a href="http://www.skyventure.org">SkyVenture</a> to taking me up in the ultralight to get these photos.

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Taken on October 26, 2011