Angkor Wat Analysis

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People nowadays like to spend their leisure time going to some places that can help them feel relief of their hard work. There are plenty of tourist destinations around the world that attract attention to people who desire to have a holiday or vocation. Although Angkor Wat and Stonehenge are the two of attractive places that receive many millions tourists every year and recognized as world heritages. If we compare and contrast these ancient places, they share some similarities and differences in three ways by their incredible history, unbelievable architecture, and hidden purposes. If we compare Angkor Wat with Stonehenge regarding their history, they share 3 different parts. Based on the history, Angkor Wat was built in 12th century by Khmer…show more content…
First, both monuments utilize massive labor force to complete the buildings and monument. According to Narong, he mentions that it was constructed during the reign of king Suryavarman II, who ruled from 1113 to at least 1145 that used enormous labor force to complete the construction”. Schmid said “the prehistoric monument that took neolithic builders an estimated 1,500 years to erect”. Obviously, both constructions are different sizes. According to Eleanor states that the entire land of the temple measure 1300 meters from north to south and 1500 meters from east to west. Heffernan mentions that “the size of Stonehenge can measure as 15 football pitches”. Third, Angkor is a temple that dedicated to Shiva, although stonehenge is a monument that built by prehistoric. There are different styles and designs of both constructions. According to Narong states that “Angkor Wat, past the entrance grate designed with mythical snake like animals called Naga”. Reported by Heffernan, he states “Stonehenge, there are 80 bluestone pillars, weighing up to 4 tons each, were erected in the center of the site”. Therefore, the architecture of both constructions is different size, different styles and designs, and used enormous labor

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