Angkor Thom and Wat


Angkor Thom, located in present-day Cambodia, was the last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer empire. It was established in the late twelfth century by King Jayavarman VII. Built over a periods spanning 600 years, it was a fortified city, enclosing residences, palaces and military as well as all administration buildings. Angkor Wat is a temple complex; originally a Hindu Temple of god Vishnu, gradually transformed into a Buddhist temple at the end of the 12th century.