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Discovering Angkor Wat will immediately build a wonder in one of your cities!
Civilopedia Entry Edit
Angkor Wat stands as the culmination of the Khmer civilization and one of the greatest feats of religious and political architecture ever built. Located in modern Cambodia, this massive temple to the Hindu god Vishnu was constructed by Suryavarman II in the first half of the twelfth century. The walls of Angkor Wat are artistic masterpieces, bearing thousands of bas-reliefs of gods, myths and kings. So grand are the palace and the surrounding grounds that the whole of Vatican City could fit comfortably within its borders.
Fun Fact Edit
- The carvings of Angkor Wat vary greatly in subject. Some depict ancient tales from Hinduism, such as the god Vishnu churning a sea of milk. Others depict the temple's builder, Suryavarman II, in the comforts of his court.
- A silhouette of Angkor Wat is visible on the Cambodian Flag.