Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Cambodia, Angkor Wat

Cambodia 100 Riels 1973 UNC
Front: Weaving Carpet
Back: Angkor Wat

An 1866 photograph of Angkor Wat by Emile Gsell

Angkor Wat is a temple complex at Angkor, Cambodia, built for the king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation—first Hindu, dedicated to Vishnu, then Buddhist. The initial design and construction of the temple took place in the first half of the 12th century, during the reign of Suryavarman II (ruled 1113 – c. 1150)Information and Image Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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