Angkor Wat


Angkor Wat is the symbol of Angkor site and the most impressive monument among all of them. It is a massive monument composed of a three-level pyramid, crowned by five 65m high lotus-shaped towers. King Suryavarman II built Angkor Wat in the form of a “mountain temple” dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu. Others believe it is the funerary temple of King Suryavarman II as it is oriented towards the west side. Other same style temples from the same period, such as Thommanon, Banteay Samre, Beng Melea Wat Atwea are said to have served as prototypes for Angkor Wat.