Kama Sutra and Angkor Wat

Temple of Angkor Wat in Angkor region of Cambodia is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the world and famous for its sculptures inspired by the Kama Sutra. Angkor Wat is a Hindu temple and it was built in the early twelfth century for a local king, representing a Khmer architecture model, at the highest level. It is the best preserved archaeological site and the most important religious centre, first Hindu, dedicated to the god Vishnu, then Buddhist. Like many other temples in Asia, Angkor Wat is an allegory of Mount Meru, considered the centre of universe for Hindus, Buddhists and Jains. Angkor Wat has five towers symbolize the five peaks of the sacred mountain. The complex covers an area of ​​200 hectares and the walls around the five towers in the centre of the assembly are decorated with thousands of square meters of reliefs with religious and moral themes, and a temple pilgrimage involves meditating in front of each sculpture. Actually the whole complex is a symbolic representation of the entire universe, surrounded on all sides by water, practically an architectural transposition of the "infinite ocean". An interesting aspect of this religious temple is the fact that, unlike other temples, Angkor Wat is oriented to the west and this detail snatched different opinions about his meaning. Today, the temple is protected by UNESCO for his cultural and historical heritage. The Angkor Wat temple is known as the largest temple of humanity. The harmonious design made ​​the Hindu temple to be often identified with the graceful buildings of ancient Greece and Rome, being a classical beauty. 


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