How has Angkor Wat been used?

Answer Angkor Wat in Cambodian has been consecrated as Hindu and Buddhist temples during its 800-year history; now it is an important site of tourism and scholarly study.Original UseSuryavarman II, king o... Read More »

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What caused the architectural style used at Angkor Wat to emerge?

The "Angkor Wat" style of Khmer architecture emerged primarily via Hindu religious influences brought by traders sailing down the Mekong River and into the Tonle Sap Lake in Angkor, Cambodia. Later... Read More »

How big is Angkor Wat?

The Cambodian temple known as Angkor Wat is the world's largest religious structure. King Suryavarman II built it between 1113 and 1150. It measures 5,000 feet by 4,250 feet with an outer wall that... Read More »

Why did angkor wat collapse?

Angkor Wat was an ancient Cambodian capital left in ruins after a collapse in the 15th century, and it is now a tourist destination. The collapse of Angkor Wat is a matter of much speculation among... Read More »

How tall is Angkor Wat?

Angkor Wat, a funeral temple for ancient King Suryavarman, is 699 feet (213 meters) in height from the ground to the top of the main tower. The general design for the temple resembles a lotus bud.R... Read More »