Angkor Wat is well known for its architectural and artistic perfection as well as its sheer size. Combining great mastery on an unprecedented scale with extraordinary architectural and artistic innovations, Angkor Wat has a unique place in the long ancient Khmer tradition of royal Temple-Mountains. Built in the 12th century in the reign of King Suryavarman II, this was the residence of Vishnu, a divine palace in which the King himself was to reside after death.


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The Angkor Wat temple forms a rectangle approximately 5,000 by 4,000 feet. When including the grounds and the 623 foot wide surrounding moat, the temple complex covers nearly 400 acres. It is the largest monument in the Angkor group.

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