Angkor Wat central tower
The central massif with its five towers of Angkor Wat, Cambodia. The world's largest religious monument and an architectural masterpiece, Angkor Wat in Cambodia is the apogee of classical Khmer style. Built between 1113 and 1150 by King Suryavarman II, it was both city and temple, the capital of the Empire and the State Temple dedicated to the god Vishnu. Surrounded by a broad moat, it covers 200 hectares (1.5 km by 1.3 km) and faces west. The five central towers, seen here from nearby Bakheng hill, represent the peaks of the mythological Mount Meru, and the entire temple is a microcosm of the Hindu universe.
Photo ID: 10188_01_Angkor_Wat
Author: Michael Freeman
File state: Final
Photo size: 24.8 Mpixels (71.1 MB uncompressed) - 5566x4464 pixels (18.5x14.8 in / 47.1x37.8 cm at 300 ppi)