Angkor Discovery an archaeological treasure of Angkor Wat,
A treasure resurrected

The city .., the capital of the Khmer Empire has radiated throughout the Asia South-East in the ninth to the fifteenth century.

Built according to myth, by the celestial architect, Angkor Wat crystallizes, at the beginning of the century, and the spell of terror against Westerners to unknown worlds.

Angkor wat is the masterpiece of Suryarman II (1113-1150), often compared to Loui XIV for the splendor of his reign. The king made himself master of competent jurisdiction of any southern Indochina. At that time, the Khmer genius reached a harmonious perfection.

Archaeological finds,
Wonder World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1992 and 2004, over that of World Heritage in Danger, which was the subject of an extensive backup program. Researchers from different countries work for its preservation.


Country: Cambodia
City: Siem Reap
Temple: Angkor Wat
Coordonnates Geolocalisation:

13° 24' 45? North
103° 52' 00? East

/ 13.41249, 103.8668

At  Bayon , in the shadow of the towers with gigantic figures of the unchanging smile, scenes take place the days of yesteryear. On several levels, overcomes the world of gods and the kings, below, that of the people, the servants who cook, bystanders watching a cockfight. The naval battle against the Cham and also represented.
It would be tedious to enumerate all the Angkor monuments.

Apart from better-known as the precious pink sandstone

 Banteay Srei
pink sandstone, the Citadel of Women, consists of several buildings whose facades are finely carved with a multitude of floral patterns.
 The sculptures of apsaras
and young warriors are of incomparable beauty, it must nevertheless be mentioned: Preah Palilay in trees.
The pool of Srah Srang
the beautiful sunsets on the pool of Srah Srang
Ta Prohm
testimony of the state were the temples before rebuilding, with lianas and trees grow on or between stones.

The great temple of Angkor Wat is surrounded by a moat 5.5 kilometers it is possible to cross in two places. Here, the western entrance borrows a valley two hundred feet long and twelve feet wide, paved with limestone.

Built in tiers on an artificial mound symbolizing the heights where like gods and kings, the temple mountain of Angkor Wat is the masterpiece of Khmer architecture (twelfth century).
In this huge site, the largest archaeological park in the world, it is good to walk along paths, around the corner discover a temple wall or a statue.
One can only hope the reopening of Angkor, not only visitors, but especially to the experts who worked there during half a century, and without whose efforts, in a few decades, Angkor may return once more to the forest.

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