7/14/11

1st Postctcard from CAMBODIA!!!


  


Curiosity about Cambodia:
  • Angkor Wat is the maximum exponent of the architecture of the Khmer Empire, whose earliest temples date back to the sixth century. [9] The promoter of this gigantic temple mount was Suryavarman II, who reigned from 1113 to 1150 Bc.
    According to the legend, the king wanted the temple to be in a place that pleased the Gods, so he loose a cow on the plain and decided to build the temple where it stopped. Truth or not , Suryavarman II established the temple near the ancient city of Yashodharapura (which in Sanskrit means "holy city").


Best Wishes!

2 comments:

  1. I'm glad the postcard arrived, Andreia. This is one of my favourities. You know why? Because it is very rare to see a very quiet Angkor Wat and without people visiting. I wonder how were they able to take a photo with a view like this!

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