Il est construit sur trois niveaux : une base pyramidale comprenant cinq terrasses carrées concentriques, surmontée d'un tronc de cône (trois plate-formes circulaires) et couronnée d'un stupa monumental.Les murs et les balustrades sont ornés de bas-reliefs couvrant une surface totale de 2 500 m2.Also why policemen wear pinnafores, and where to get the best croissants, and meet one of London's most frequently sighted ghosts.Temple tube station is one of our favourites - one of the few that retains its pre-war ambiance.The site was occupied from the 7th century BC to the 8th century AD, suggesting an integrated relationship with the nearby city of Sidon.Although originally constructed by Sidonian king Eshmunazar II in the Achaemenid era ( 529–333 BC) to celebrate the city's recovered wealth and stature, the temple complex was greatly expanded by Bodashtart, Yatan-milk and later monarchs.Angkor Wat, the largest monument of the Angkor group and the best preserved, is an architectural masterpiece.Its perfection in composition, balance, proportions, relief's and sculpture make it one of the finest monuments in the world.
The temple site was rediscovered in 1900 by local treasure hunters who stirred the curiosity of international scholars.
The monument was restored with UNESCO's help in the 1970s.
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Wat is the Khmer name for temple (the French spelling is "vat "), which was probably added to "Angkor "when it became a Theravada Buddhist monument, most likely in the sixteenth century.
It is generally accepted that Angkor Wat was a funerary temple for King Suryavarman II and oriented to the west to conform to the symbolism between the setting sun and death.