dimanche 31 mai 2009

Angkor Vat







this is the icon of vishnu on the top and of buddha just bellow ...







Angkor Wat is the most famous temple Yasodharapura (the glorious city) it was built by Suryavarman II that reigned between 1113 and 1150, the monument was called as "Brah Bisnulok" (the holy world of Vishnu) actually his name means "royal city" although it became a monastery during the reign of Jayavarman VII in the XIII century, in fact, the Khmer Empire adopted Buddhism, and Angkor Wat Vishnu rose from a Buddhist (wat means temple in Thai)

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