The Wonder of Angkor Wat temple you never known

The famous Angkor Wat temple with a fancy design and a castle, an old age in Siem Reap province and as well as the soul of the Kingdom of Cambodia, which was built in the early 12th century by King Suryavarman 2 leaving today for centuries ago.

For the temple a number of special features that you never knew so today I would like to take advantage these offer you more knowledgeable about the spirit of the Kingdom of Cambodia.
The following features 8 points of the ruins of Wonder:


1. Angkor Wat was built by sandstone about 5 million tonnes

Most Cambodians is a diminutive but pretty decent by nature and have the ability to transport a stone weighing nearly 1500 kg over a distance of more than 40 kilometers from the source rocks to the temple's location so they concluded that early human creativity by floating these rocks along the river toward the temple.



2.Used to be a temple dedicated to the Hindu



Built by King Suryavarman 2 in the early 12th century castle built dedicated to Vishnu, sculptures and fancy many designers showed the relationship between Hindu temple and arrived late 13 (some sources said 14) Angkor Wat has become a Buddhist temple after an intense religious conflict at that time. So far, Angkor Wat is still considered a Buddhist temple, but also left sculptures and another thing shows the Hindu religion.



3.Paramount Pictures spent 1 day 10 thousand dollars US for the right to film at the Bayon temple

In 2000, film companies, an international-class architecture Angkor area where filming Lara Croft: Tomb Raider starring Angelina Jolie, who is a day the film cost $ US10 thousand and takes over 7 days over, it gave preference to residents living around tens of thousands of dollars, and it was time that Angelina Jolie adopted an orphan from Cambodia too.



4.Temples, Angkor Wat is the largest religious architecture in the world

Just a Angkor Wat is larger than the city of Vatican City to 4 times and thought the whole city of Angkor, used sandstone construction  a lot more than the total for all the pyramids in Egypt.



5.Spent 35 years and 30 thousand people and 6 thousand elephants to build Angkor Wat

To build a Great Wonder temple Khmer ancestors spent all their strength, energy and money, and in that period of construction also takes too long, the elephant is an important vehicle to transport for dragging heavy equipment. 



6.Used to be the largest city in the world

Angkor Wat was built in the city of Angkor, the capital of the Khmer empire and has been estimated that in the past Angkor city with a population of more than 1 million people, this is the largest number in history before the industrial revolution at 18 and 19 century.
In fact, the use of laser shot to the Angkor temples showed that the core area of ​​Angkor there were about 50 thousand people ever lived , while outside the core area has more than that.



7.Archaeologists found many secrets under Angkor Wat

In 2012, a group of archaeologists using laser technology Lidar aerial firing refers to the Angkor Wat temple complex discovered underground construction, there were many mysterious that might assume that the temples are more mysterious than what the world might think.



8.Dinosaur carving at Ta Prom

Another mystery of Angkor architecture is Dinosaur that Khmer ancestors carved on the temple of Ta Prom temple, but so far there was not answer yet why having this kind of sculpture occurred at that temple.


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