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Angkor Wat is one of the Central temples in the Angkor Complex build in early 12th century ( between 1113 and 1150) by King Suryavarnam II. It served as capital and State Temple during that time!

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Its’ the largest of Khmer Temples and was actually a city on its own!

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It consists of pyramid of  three levels, each one enclosed by a well-developed gallery and corner towers.

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It is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Vishnu which faces West, unlike the normal convention of temples facing east!

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 It has lot of reliefs, most of which depict the stories from in Hindu epics of Ramayana and Mahabharatha!

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The original stairs here looks scary, not used anymore for tourists though!

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The north facing side of the temple has a pool and  is famous for the sunrise views. If you are lucky, the views can be amazing! This is what we got:

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