Far East

Angkor Wat

Angkor, from the Sanskrit, meaning ‘the holy city’, was the capital of the Khmer Empire from the 9th to 15th centuries CE.  One of the most important archaeological sites in Southeast Asia it is located northwest of Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh.  

Angkor Wat is the temple city and is the largest religious building in the world.  It has a surrounding moat and perimeter more than three miles.  Angkor Thom is the city to the south of Angkor Wat 

Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi connected the Built by Jayavarman VII between 1181-1201, who proclaimed Buddhism the state religion.  Most famous is Bayon Temple with 54 towers and 216 faces of the Buddha facing in all directions.