submitted by MGonzalez 440 days ago (via ehabla.com)
Angkor Wat in Cambodia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is filled with interesting history and beauty. The term “Angkor Wat” translates to City Temple; and the original wall (which no longer exists) actually enclosed the temple, a city and a palace. The Angkor region itself is filled with ruins that actually stretch around 400 kilometres squared. You’ll probably visit Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom while you’re there, but make sure you take time to visit some of the lesser known temples as well. Watching the sunrise over the temple is one of the most amazing, and popular, experiences you can have. Most temples in the area face the east, but Angkor Wat faces the west. This means it faces sunset – which makes is an amazing destination for people wanting great photos as the sun goes down over the horizon. It was originally built as a Hindu Temple and the decorations on the temple walls include fables and myths from the Hindu religion. The temple of Angkor Wat was actually built to represent Mount Meru, which is known as the home of the Lord of Brahma and the demi-god Devtas; part of Hindu Mythology.