"Capital Temple"

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Angkor Wat means "Capital Temple" in English. It can be found in the province of Siem Reap, in Cambodia.

A temple for Vishnu

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The temple was originally dedicated to the Hindu deity, Vishnu (although the temple later became Buddhist). Vishnu is one of the principal gods in Hinduism.


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Unsurprisingly for a place of worship, there were a number of libraries built at the complex.

Suryavarman II

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Suryavarman II was a Khmer king who reigned from 1113 AD to 1145-50 AD. He was a forward-thinking ruler who ordered the construction of Angkor Wat.

Flag of Cambodia

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Angkor Wat is so important to the Kingdom of Cambodia that it features on the country's flag. The blue represents liberty and the red represents bravery.
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