Siem Reap Visual Overview #8 – Angkor Wat & Angkor Thom

Visited on the 26th December 2012 (Wednesday)
Day 03

Angkor Wat

Summary from Ancient Angkor Books Guide (Michael Freeman & Claude Jacques)

Date: Early 12th (Between 1113 and 1150) with later additions

Style: Angkor Wat

Reign: Suryavarman II

Highlights:

  • World largest religious monument
  • A complete realised microcosm of the Hindu universe, culminating in the 5 peaks of Mount Meru
  • Rich in details – 600 m of narrative bas relief and nearly 2000 apsaras
State temple of Suryavarman I

Summary from Ancient Angkor Books Guide (Michael Freeman & Claude Jacques)

Date: Late 10th – early 11th centuries, construction probably started about 1200

Style: Khleang

Reign: Jayavarman V and Udayadityavarman

Summary from Ancient Angkor Books Guide (Michael Freeman & Claude Jacques)

Date: 13th or 14th century

Style: Bayon

Reign: Perhaps Jayavarman VIII or later

Hidden Reliefs

Summary from Ancient Angkor Books Guide (Michael Freeman & Claude Jacques)

Date: 13th 

Style: Bayon

Reign: Jayavarman VII, additions later by Jayavarman VIII

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