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Historical Vacation Spots – Angkor Wat

Historical Vacation Spots – Angkor Wat

Not many people know that one of the most astounding historical vacation spots in the world is located in Cambodia. The ancient city of Angkor is a masterpiece of ancient archeology. The city contains more than one thousand temples and architectural monuments. The main attraction is the temple of Angkor Wat.

Angkor Wat - Location and History

The city of Angkor is located about two hundred miles from the capital of Cambodia Phnom Penh. It is surrounded by jungles and lodging is normally done in the close by town Seim Riep. Although most temples in the city of Angkor are Buddhist in nature, Angkor Wat is a Hindu temple, dedicated to the god Vishnu. Angkor Wat is actually a vast complex that stretches on more than a square mile and contains the central temple and smaller buildings. The first thing that strikes the visitor is that every surface in this huge complex is filled with sculpture and carvings.

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