#AToZ Challenge: Angkor Wat

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Chum riep soo and welcome to my blog, Postcards Crossing.

This is my first time to join the A to Z Blogging Challenge and I’m quite excited about it. My blog covers mostly my hobby of collecting postcards, stamps, letters and a bit of my life as an expat in Cambodia. This, I think, provides me with plenty enough to choose from to cover the whole month of April.

So let’s start the ball rolling, shall we…

A is for Angkor Wat.

Angkor Wat, the largest religious structure in the world, a truly magnificent masterpiece of Khmer architecture, and the source of pride of Cambodians.
Angkor Wat, the largest religious structure in the world, a truly magnificent masterpiece of Khmer architecture, and the source of pride of Cambodians. Photo taken by me, posted in 2008.

Angkor Wat (Angkor Temple) is the most famous of all the temples found inside the Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It was built in the 12th century by King Suyavarman II (Jayavarman). Angkor Wat’s architectural details – from the bas reliefs carved on the many gallery walls around the temple to the enormous barays (water reservoirs or systems) – clearly showcase Cambodian history, tales and legends, as well as, the incredible feats of Khmer engineering and architecture. International experts say that the temple’s balance, composition and beauty make it one of the finest in the world.

Angkor Wat is the main tourist attraction in Cambodia. Millions of foreign tourists (as well as locals) visit to see it with their own eyes – and rarely leave disappointed.It truly is a world wonder. It is the highlight of every tourist’s visit to Cambodia, and, arguably the most photographed in all of Cambodia. I’ve been to Angkor Wat many, many times before (5-6hrs by bus from the capital, Phnom Penh) and it never fails to amaze me every time. It is an epitome of classical Khmer architecture and a world heritage site.

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NB: My apologies for posting this late. Earlier in the day I could not access my blog and, due to time differences between me and my tech support, the issue was fixed later in the day (night).

8 thoughts on “#AToZ Challenge: Angkor Wat

    1. Hello, Helen. Many thanks for the visit!
      I am enjoying the challenge as well. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed that I survive blogging the whole month :)

  1. Also I’d love to follow your blog. Do you have a newsletter or perhaps a way to follow posts via email? That’s my favorite way to follow since it makes it easier to not miss posts.
    Feel free to check out my posts for the challenge. Just click on my name below to go to my blog.

    AimeeKay

  2. Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to the rest of your A-to-Z posts. This is my first time to participate in the challenge. It has been a lot of fun, but way to many interesting blogs to read and follow :-)

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