Angkor Wat Temple, Cambodia

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Added on May 23, 2012

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Angkor Wat Temple was built in the early 12th century by Suryavarman II as his state temple and capital city. It is the best preserved of the temples of Angkor. Angkor Wat Temple is the architectural masterpiece of the Khmer civilization, and has become the symbol of Cambodia, appearing on the national flag. Angkor Wat, the temple's modern name, means "city temple," Angkor from the Sanskrit word nokor meaning capital city and wat, the Khmer word for temple. The temple was first a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu, then Buddhist. The music on is clip is from Freshmusic.com.

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