It is the first time that our school create an opportunity for
FAHFL, English class year III and year IV to have a study tour to
Angkor region. Our study tour was started from 1st to 3th of March 2013.
We started our journey to Siem Reap on the early morning of the 1st
March, and along way to Siem Reap we are all happy
together, singing, clapping, telling joke,… are the way we’re all make
fun, and everybody in the bus cannot hide their laughing and smiling. In
order to go to Siem Reap we have to across 3 provinces: Prey Veng, Kam
Pongcham, and Kam Pongthom. At last with joy and smiling face we’re
arrived in Siem Reap province. For our study tour in Siem Reap
province, the first day we had visited Bayon temple, second day visited
Banteaysrei temple, Banteaysamre, and Angkor Wat temple, and the third
day we returned from Siem Reap toward Svay Rieng province.
Angkor Wat is a temple which is located in Siem Reap province. The
Angkor Wat temple was constructed by king Suryavarman II, in the
beginning of 12th century in the year of 1113 AD. Suryavarman II was
one of the most conquering kings of the Khmer empire (1112-1152). The
Angkor Wat is also considering as one of the largest religious Hindu
temples in the world, and considering as the most using stone temple in
the world as well. Angkor Wat estimated to use the sandstone and laterite
approximately 300,000 millions tones and took to build about 35years.
Angkor Wat was originally served as a Hindu temple, which dedicated to
honor of Vishnu. It is only temple in the Angkor area, which built facing
to the west.
The reason that Angkor Wat facing west, because due to this monument
constructed to honor of God Vishnu. This reason, because Vishnu
associated to the west side of the universe, Suryavarman II took Lord
Vishnu as his God.
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