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  Angkor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Angkor was the site of a series of capital cities of the Khmer empire for much of the period from the 9th century to the 15th century CE.
The temples of the Angkor area number over one thousand, ranging in scale from nondescript piles of brick rubble scattered through rice fields to the magnificent Angkor Wat, said to be the world's largest single religious monument.
The principal temple, Angkor Wat, was built between 1112 and 1150 by Suryavarman II.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Angkor   (629 words)

 Angkor Wat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Angkor Wat (or Angkor Vat) is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built for king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city.
Angkor Wat is unusual among the Angkor temples in that although it was somewhat neglected after the 16th century it was never completely abandoned.
Angkor Wat is a unique combination of the temple mountain, the standard design for the empire's state temples, and the later plan of concentric galleries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Angkor_Wat   (3141 words)

 Angkor Wat
Constructed to the south of the capital (Angkor Thom), Angkor Wat is sited in the south-east corner of the ancient city of Angkor - Yasodharapura - built by Yasovarman I, centred on Phnom Bakheng and which stretched between the Siem Reap river to the east and the dike of the baray to the west.
Finally, in making Angkor Wat a Vishnouïte foundation, and in no longer identifying with Shiva in the form of a royal linga as his predecessors, but with Vishnou - whose usual association with the west has been explained by Mr Cœdes - it was quite natural that Suryavarman II should have adopted this new orientation.
Angkor Wat is in effect a three tiered pyramid, with each level bounded by galleries incorporating four gopuras and corner towers - the upper terrace is square, forming a quincunx of towers, and the lower two, though concentric on three of their sides, have become rectangular by their elongation towards the west.
www.theangkorguide.com /text/part-two/angkorwat-to-angkorthom/angkorwat.htm   (5503 words)

 History Channel - UNESCO
Angkor, in northwestern Cambodia, is the site where Khmer kings established their capitals from the ninth to the twelfth century.
Angkor was a highly developed civilization, as demonstrated by its temples, sculpture and bas-reliefs, as well as its elaborate irrigation system.
Angkor is now facing new problems including, growing vegetation, weathering stone, looting of the temples, as well as a new and difficult challenge: the amazing development of tourism.
www.historychannel.com /classroom/unesco/angkor/index2.html   (374 words)

 Angkor Wat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The structures one sees at Angkor today, more than 100 stone temples in all, are the surviving remains of a grand religious, social and administrative metropolis whose other buildings - palaces, public buildings, and houses - were built of wood and are long since decayed and gone.
Both the layout of the Angkor temples and iconographic nature of much its sculpture, particularly the asuras (‘demons’) and devas (‘deities’) are also intended to indicate the celestial phenomenon of the precession of the equinoxes and the slow transition from one astrological age to another.
Angkor Wat, built during the early years of the 12th century by Suryavaram II, honors the Hindu god Vishnu and is a symbolic representation of Hindu cosmology.
sacredsites.com /asia/cambodia/angkor_wat.html   (1114 words)

In its heyday, Angkor had a population of over one million, and was the spiritual center for the Khmers until it was abandoned after being sacked by the Thais in 1431.
The first royal city of Angkor was built by Jayavarman's 10th-century successor, Yasovarman I. It was not until the early twelfth century, and the rule of Suryavarman II that the empire was to reach its peak, and the construction of the magnificent 65-metre tall towers of Angkor Wat was to take place.
Angkor Wat: Built to honor the Hindu god Vishnu, is the world's largest religious building and took some 50,000 artisans, workers and slaves, and nearly 40 years, to complete.
www.spiritualjourneys.net /Venues/angkor.htm   (1479 words)

 Angkor www-photobook   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Angkor is regarded as one of the most important archelogical monuments in the world and it is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Angkor was one of the most popular tourist destinations in the South-East Asia before the civil war started in Cambodia.
Angkor is the main complex with dozens of temples.
www.cs.hut.fi /~evp/Per/AWPB/photobook.html   (607 words)

 Urban growth in Angkor: Archaeology, Univ. of Sydney   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Angkor, the capital of the medieval Khmer empire in Cambodia from the 9th century AD to some time in the 16th or 17th century, is world famous for its immense and beautiful temples.
Yet we cannot begin to calculate a maximum population for Angkor or gauge the functioning of its economy until we have a reasonable understanding of its maximum extent and the pattern of its occupation.
Angkor ceased to be an imperial capital at some time between the 15th and the 17th century but it is unlikely that the whole area was abandoned simultaneously.
acl.arts.usyd.edu.au /research/angkor/angkor.html   (3959 words)

 Angkor Temples Discovered
Angkor was forgotten by the world until the French naturalist Henri Mouhot rediscovered it in 1861.
Angkor Wat with its five towers, perfect symmetry and exquisite bas-reliefs is one of the most inspired religious monuments ever built.
Angkor Wat is a representation of the Hindu cosmology.
park.org /Thailand/MoreAboutAsia/cambodia/angkor-temples.html   (1188 words)

 Angkor Wat: History
Jayavarman V's court is filled with scholars, poets, ministers, ecclesiastics and philosophers who discuss the mysteries of the world, paint its beauties, write music and songs, dance for the delight of the king and his courtiers and build wonderful temples, among them the exquisite temple of Banteai Srei.
Angkor Wat, a temple dedicated to the god Vishnu, and generally recognized as the highest achievement of Khmer temple architecture, is also built during his reign.
French interest in Angkor begins, leading to an intensive research and restoration program throughout the later half of the 19th and 20th century by the Ecole Francaise d'Extreme Orient.
www.angkorwat.org /html/history.html   (3323 words)

 Space Today Online -- Solar System Planet Earth -- Angkor
Angkor is a vast complex of some 1,000 temples covering about 100 square miles of northern Cambodia.
Angkor's beauty is seen in its temples, but the greatness of the Khmer city lies in the multitude of water-related constructions.
Angkor is situated on the edge of the Tonle Sap lake.
www.spacetoday.org /SolSys/Earth/Angkor.html   (834 words)

 Angkor Wat - Siem Reap, Cambodia
The city of Angkor was the capital of the Khmer Empire (modern-day Cambodia) from the 9th to the 15th centuries.
The city of Angkor was founded on political and religious ideas adapted from India, and the temples of Angkor were intended as a place of worship for the king and a way for him to ensure his immortality through identification with the Hindu gods.
Angkor Wat was built by King Suryavarman II in the 12th century as a vast funerary temple that would hold his remains, symbolically confirming his permanent identity with Vishnu.
www.sacred-destinations.com /cambodia/angkor-wat.htm   (1407 words)

 Angkor Thom, the Great Walled City
It was known as the great kingdom of Angkor, in the country now known as Cambodia, and the magnificent remnants of it are there for you to visit.
The mighty stone faces of the Bayon, the moated shrine of Angkor Wat and the great walled city of Angkor Thom all still bear witness to the magnificence of what was once the mightiest empire in Southeast Asia.
Angkor Thom, the “Great Walled City” and capital of Angkor, was built by Angkor’s greatest king, Jayavarman VII and covered some 10 square kilometers (almost 4 square miles).
www.theculturedtraveler.com /Archives/JUL2004/Angkor.htm   (1050 words)

 Angkor on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
ANGKOR [Angkor], site of several capitals of the Khmer Empire, north of Tônlé Sap, NW Cambodia, for about five and a half centuries (9th to 15th), the heart of the empire.
Angkor was raided in the 14th and 15th cent.
Nonethless, many of the structures at Angkor remain in jungle-choked ruins, and some are inaccessible due to unexploded land mines left over from the fighting of the late 20th cent.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/A/Angkor.asp   (1223 words)

 Angkor Wat
Travelers to the ruins of Angkor, as the more than 100 square miles of temples are known, have been few and far between since the Vietnam war spilled across the Cambodian border in the late 60’s.
While Angkor Wat is one large temple – in fact, the largest religious structure in the world – Angkor Thom was at one time the largest city in Southeast Asia, and home to more than 1 million of J7’s subjects.
I was prepared for the precise and perfect proportions of Angkor Wat’s architecture; the way two of the five towers remain hidden to the eye if viewed straight on; the sheer scale and formality of a structure as intricate it its way as the Taj Mahal.
www.theculturedtraveler.com /Archives/OCT2002/Angkor.htm   (1931 words)

 Angkor Holiday   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Angkor, is the former capital of the Khmer empire during 802-1431 AD.
This was our introduction to the precise construction of the Angkor temples which are stone replicas of the universe on earth dedicated to the Hindu gods.
Every single detail -- from the cruciform lay-out, the terraced steps leading to the towers, to the intricate carvings and sculptures — represent aspects of Hindu beliefs (although it was alternately used as Buddhist temples) told in mathematical and artistic manner.
angkor.blogspot.com   (860 words)

 Angkor Archaeological Park - Wikitravel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Angkor was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992 - the same year it was also placed on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
Angkor itself has no accommodations and few facilities; the nearby town of Siem Reap is the tourist hub for the area.
Angkor is located about 20 minutes to the north, by car or motorbike, from central Siem Reap.
wikitravel.org /en/Angkor_Archaeological_Park   (1888 words)

Angkor Wat are spread out over some 40 miles around the village of Siem Reap north of the Great Lake of Tonle Sap, about 192 miles from the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh.
Angkor Wat was not built for another 200 years: Suryavarman II (ruled 1113-1150) built the Vishnu temple at Angkor Wat, marking the high point of Khmer civilization.
Angkor Wat was built as architectural allegory of the Hindu religion.
www.rctc.edu /program/btec/pub/fall2001/cchhom-2   (546 words)

The word Angkor is used as a designation for the period of the Khmer Empire, which lasted from 802 to 1432 AD, however, there are different theories about time localization of Angkor building.
Helen Caldle, visited Angkor in the 1920s, wrote: The steps of Angkor Wat are made to force a halt at beauteous obstructions that the mind may be prepared for the atmosphere of sanctity.
Angkor Wat is a miniature replica of the universe in stone and represents an earthly model of the cosmic world.
www.angkor-wat-net.com /angkor-wat.htm   (1458 words)

 Forgotten Wonders: Angkor Wat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Located in Northwestern Cambodia, Angkor, the Capital of the Ancient Khmer Empire was possibly founded around the Ninth Century AD by King Jayavarman II.
The Temple of Angkor Wat was dedicated to the Hindu God Vishnu by King Suryavarman II, who reigned between AD 1131 and 1150.
Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls, narrating stories from Hindu Mythology.
ce.eng.usf.edu /pharos/wonders/Forgotten/angkor.html   (236 words)

 Indochina Snapshot - Rediscovering Ancient Angkor
Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples, scattered over nearly 60 square miles, have long been on the short list of wonders of the ancient world.
The morning is best spent not at Angkor Wat itself, however, but a mile farther north at the Bayon, the temple at the center of the walled compound, once a city with a population of hundreds of thousands, called Angkor Thom.
Standing watch over the entrance to Angkor Thom are two rows of stone guardians -- gods on one side of the road, demons on the other each file of guardians holding the body of a seven-headed serpent known as a naga.
www.enigmaterial.com /icsnap/angkor.html   (1672 words)

 Angkor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The land of Angkor was chosen as a settlement site because of its strategic military position (Angkor 1).
Angkor became a great pilgrimage destination because of the cult of Devaraja, the 'god-king.' The temples that the Khmer kings built functioned as the locus of the cult of the Devaraja and was a symbolic representation of the mythical Mt. Meru, the home of the Hindu gods (Angkor 1).
Angkor was finally taken over by the Champa in 1431.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/archaeology/sites/asia/angkor.html   (327 words)

 World Monuments Fund at Angkor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In 2001, WMF embarked on a work plan, approved by the International Coordination Committee for Angkor, which includes surveying structural and material conditions of the main gallery and its adjacent buildings, monitoring movement, archival and bibliographic research, soil studies, laboratory investigation of materials, and analysis of the interaction of sandstone and proposed repair materials.
With three enclosures, Ta Som exhibits elements typical of Angkor’s larger temples—false windows with lowered blinds; small devata sculptures, which are rough and rustic; and an embroidery of floral decoration on a background of foliated scrolls in profusion on the walls.
For the Cambodian people, Angkor is a touchstone of the past and a basis on which to build a future.
wmf.org /html/programs/angkor.html   (1561 words)

 the temple complex of Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom, Hindu and Buddhist temple complexes at Angkor, old capital of the Kymer kingdoms of Cambodia.
The great temples of the Angkor era were built by his successors to house their royal lingas, the phallic emblems of the Hindu god Shiva.
The organisation Angkor Conservation is responsible for the study, preservation and upkeep of the Angkor monuments.
www.onwardoverland.com /angkorwat/angkorwat.html   (2601 words)

 Chronology of Cambodian History, Angkor Era (802-1431)
He moves his capital from Roluos into Angkor and built the royal pyramid temple, Bakheng, located on top of a mountain right at the heart of Angkor.
Angkor after a period of neglect and consolidates the empire.
Siamese annals records its captured of Angkor, and after sacking it and killing all the inhabitants who are useless for slaves, marching away with tremendous booty and thousands of prisoners, leaving only 5,000 alive within the wall.
www.geocities.com /khmerchronology/angkor.htm   (1085 words)

 Cambodia History: Rise and Fall of Khmer (Angkor) Civilization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Angkor was situated in the North of Tonle Sap Lake, and the only possible way for invaders to bring in a large enough troop to fight against the Angkor is by sailing upstream from the Mekong River.
The pillar of the Angkor Civilization was supported by the religious belief of Hinduism and Mahayana Buddhism.
As neighboring states of the Angkor grew, they became a major threat to the empire, especially the Thai State of Ayuthaya in the Chaophaya River Basin to the West.
cambodia-travel.com /khmer   (883 words)

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