Vishnu, Angkor Wat
The large statue of the 8-armed Hindu god Vishnu inside the main west entrance to Angkor Wat. This is the world's largest religious monument and an architectural masterpiece, 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.
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