Angkor Wat is suspected to be built more than eight centuries ago by King Suryavarman, who ruled from 1113 to at least 1145. It was built as the king's state temple and capital city. The temple was dedicated to the Hindu God, Vishnu. When the city was left in the 1400's, this magnificent temple was occupied by Buddhist monks. They continue to reside there today. Pictured is a young monk coming to the monastery for prayer. REX ATIENZA/PI. Prensa-Internacional.com (image by Rex Atienza)
Angkor Wat is suspected to be built more than eight centuries ago by King Suryavarman, who ruled from 1113 to at least 1145. It was built as the king's state temple and capital city. The temple was dedicated to the Hindu God, Vishnu. When the city was left in the 1400's, this magnificent temple was occupied by Buddhist monks. They continue to reside there today. Pictured is a young monk coming to the monastery for prayer. REX ATIENZA/PI. Prensa-Internacional.com
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