Angkor Wat Essay

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Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia which is built by Suryavarman II that is known as one of the largest religious monument in it is now being preserved by UNESCO to guard its symbolic site and surroundings. Angkor Wat is built during Khmer Empire which is originally constructed to be as a Hindu temple of god Vishnu. Gradually, the function of the temple transform into a Buddhist temple toward the end of the 12th century. Angkor Wat is located about six kilometres north of Siem Reap. Angkor Wat combines two basic plans of Khmer temple architecture which is the temple-mountain and the galleried temple. The architect intend to design Angkor Wat to look as Mount Meru, home of the devas in Hindu mythology. The temple is different compared to…show more content…
On top of the main level divider are several sema stones that check the sacrosanct territory. At the focal point of each side of the divider is a supplication entryway called Haw Wai, an open structure with a twofold rooftop containing a Buddha picture. The stairs to it are monitored by Naga snakes. On top of the divider denoting the second level are many sema stones and 30 little stupas. Angled doors prompt to the third level that measures 30 by 30 meters and contains the 45 meter high stupa. The upper piece of the stupa takes after a lengthened lotus bud finished with a multi layered parasol. WORLDVIEW According to the legend of Thah Phanom Stupa also known as Tamnan Oulangkhatha, King Asokkamahalath authorized the relics to be placed inside Pha That Luang Stupa in Vientiane. The same legend claims the remains of Lord Buddha were distributed to all corners of the globe where there were Buddhist Followers and his ashes were put inside 84000 stupas which corresponds to the 84000 points raised for believers to study in the tripitaka (Buddhist scripture). The dragon at the roof also is believed by the locals that it is the buddha’s guard and ancient Vientiane city’s

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