Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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Angkor Wat

The Crown jewel of Khmer dynasty Suryararman II and Cambodia. Began in the 11th century, at which time Bramanism and Hinduism were the dominate religions of the time it was dedicated to Vishnu. Built over a century, it turned to the now leading faith of Buddhism, while syncratisinh with the initial belief. It is far and beyond any other world heritage site I have seen, from the top of Machu Pichu, to old town of Venice, the immensity of the grounds to the vastness of every little detail explaing intricate stories of folklore, myth and history. Though now being restored, it has been sacked by looters for decades to the point even replacement cement statues have been stolen. What remains is a beautiful ruin, and shadows of old budhas and the guesturing silhouettes of subtle Apsaras dance.


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