Angkor Wat – One Of The Seven Wonders

Posted On December 6, 2009 

“Full of deep sympathy for the good of the world, so as to bestow on men the ambrosia of remedies to win them immortality….By virtue of these good works would that I might rescue all those who are struggling in the ocean of existence.”….. Are the statements made by Jayavaram VII during the construction of Angkor Wat.


The two of the most enormous structures of the older temples located in the Southeast Asia. One is located at Bagan in the Burma while the other temple at located at Angkor in the Cambodian region. The Khmer civilizations were the one who were involved in the construction of the temples of Angkor which were built during 802 and 1220 AD. The temple of Angkor symbolizes one of mankind’s most astounding and stable architectural accomplishments. The Khmer kings used to rule the vast province that covered the area of Vietnam to China up to the Bay of Bengal from Angkor. The formation one observes at Angkor these days is a collection of around 100 stone temples. They are the remnants of the social, religious as well as administrative capitals. The buildings of the capitals were made with wood and since a long time has passed they have already decayed.

Angkor Wat
The temple is the national symbol of Cambodia and is also present on the national flag of the country. The Angkor Wat has also secured a place in the Seven Wonders of the World. The temple of Angkor Wat is used in the background of movie called Tomb Raider which was starring Angelina Jolie who played a role of a video game heroine Lara Croft.

Angkor Wat is located at a distance of around 200 miles from the country’s capital Phnom Penh. Angkor Wat was originally constructed during the 12th century by Suryavaram II. The temple is been constructed in the honor of the Hindu god Vishnu. Also it acts as a symbol that represents the Hindu cosmology. Angkor Wat comprises of a huge temple that symbolizes the mythic Mt. Meru. The temple has five inter-nested walls which are rectangular in shape. The moats of the temple stand for the range of mountains as well as the cosmic ocean. The small magnitudes of the huge amalgam are specifically allied by the length of a north-south axis. The east-west axis has been intentionally abstracted 0.75 degrees to the south of east and to the north of west, apparently in order to provide spectators a 3D expectation of the spiral equinox.

How to reach

To visit Angkor Wat you can take a flight and land at Phnom Penh International Airport. Further you can travel in Moto-taxi and tuk-tuk services which are available across the city. Many of the vehicles drivers do speak or at least understand English.

When to visit

The best time to visit the site is in winter that is between December and January.

Opening Timings

You can visit the Angkor Wat any time any day throughout the year from the dawn to the dusk.

Entrance Fees

The entrances fees which is required to be paid before entering the side is US $2o for a single day as well as US $40 for three days and also US $60 for an entire week.

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