Sunrise over Angkor Wat

Loosely known as the 8th Wonder of the World, the temple complex known as Angkor Wat in Cambodia is huge (for the lack of a breathtakingly better adjective!). On the UNESCO World heritage list, it was commissioned by King Suryavarman II in the 12th century. Constructed to be a Hindu temple to honor Vishnu. Later in the years, it changed to a Buddhist temple when Buddhism swept through the Khmer land. Today it mostly is considered as a museum however worship in some parts of the huge complex is still done today. 

The Wat has 3 levels; the 3rd level only recently opened up to tourists. My morning in pictures.

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And the perfect shot…!

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…battling with this crowd with my small pocket camera!

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IMG_0525The 3rd and Highest Level of the Angkor Wat

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Breathtakingly amazing! For rest of the temples in the complex <click here>

Watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat on a Sunday morning – 01/02/2015 √

 

 

 

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