Angkor Wat


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Ang′kor Wat′

(wɑt, vɑt)

also Ang′kor Vat′

(vɑt)
n.
the largest and best preserved Khmer temple in the Angkor complex of ruins.
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Central sanctuary at the eleventh-century Khmer temple complex of Phimai, marking the first appearance of the distinctive pineapple-shaped tower employed so memorably at Angkor Wat.
So astonishment and delight must have been present in equal measure when the French naturalist and explorer, Henri Mouhot (1826-1861) first saw the twelfth-century Cambodian temple: Angkor Wat.
The Willetts anticipate their visit to the Angkor Wat temple will be a highlight.
The latest addition to Schlessinger Media's Wonders of the Asian World DVD series, Wonders of the Asian World: Cambodia, Thailand & Laos explores the most treasured sites of Southeast Asia, from the famous temples of the Khmer Empire at Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom of Cambodia, to the ancient capitals Sukhothai and Ayutthaya of Thailand, to the ages old capital city Luang Prabang of Laos, which features an amazing blend of traditional Lao and colonial European architecture.
The anguishing but rather rearguard horror of Bhopal (though, yes, it must be acknowledged that evil, like rust, never sleeps) gives way to a visit to Angkor Wat and an upsetting replay of the demonic Pol Pot regime in Cambodia.
44 brief tales of everything from Philippine cock-fights to white-water rafting through the Nepali Himalayas, hitchhiking from Brunei to Bangkok, experiencing the mysteries of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, and more fill this exciting travelogue.
Earlier radar imaging of Angkor Wat, Cambodia (left), has revealed previously unknown sites of artistic and archeological interest within vegetation, as well a new view of the city of Angkor as a huge sprawling metropolis, which ended speculation that its superbly crafted temples were the result of a small community; similar discoveries are hoped for in South America.
From the bustling cities of Bangkok, Saigon and Hanoi to the tranquility of Halong Bay and Angkor Wat, from the beaches of Danang and the royal temples of Hue to the rich farmlands of the Mekong Delta, discover a world of friendly people, scenic beauty and cultural heritage.
5 cm), this is truly a jewel that covers art, architecture, culture and history at Angkor Wat.
Petersburg, Kiev, and the ancient shrine Angkor Wat, in Cambodia.
Kim was foot-patrolling the area around Angkor Wat, the 9th-to-13th century temple that is his country's biggest tourist (and hard currency) attraction, when he saw two men "relicpoaching" -- searching for antiquities with a metal detector.