The  Temples of ANGKOR WAT Siem Reap - Cambodia
 
The Flag <ul><li>In varying forms , the Kingdom of Cambodia has had as its icon the temples of Angkor Wat. </li></ul><ul><...
 
Time line <ul><li>The temples of Angkor Wat were built in the Angkor period. </li></ul><ul><li>It was a significant period...
<ul><li>The temples wee originally built as places of Hindu worship . </li></ul><ul><li>Many of the Bas-reliefs tell the s...
 
<ul><li>The temples take the shape of mountains.  </li></ul><ul><li>This aqua photograph highlights the significance of wa...
 
 
From Hinduism to Buddhism <ul><li>Angkor Wat was restored as a Buddhist shrine in the 1600s.  </li></ul><ul><li>It is a si...
 
Jungle Temples <ul><li>After several invasions from foreign countries and a weakening of the Khmer Empire, the temples of ...
 
Restoration <ul><li>Many countries are contributing to the expensive task of restoring the temples. </li></ul><ul><li>Coun...
 
<ul><li>Angkor’s 100 or more temples are a part of a complex devoted to religious worship. It is the larges area of land d...
 
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  1. 1. The Temples of ANGKOR WAT Siem Reap - Cambodia
  2. 3. The Flag <ul><li>In varying forms , the Kingdom of Cambodia has had as its icon the temples of Angkor Wat. </li></ul><ul><li>The significance of this religious land mark is emphasised by its placement on the flag. </li></ul>
  3. 5. Time line <ul><li>The temples of Angkor Wat were built in the Angkor period. </li></ul><ul><li>It was a significant period in Cambodian history as the Khmer empire consolidated itself as one of the great powers of the South –East Asian region. </li></ul><ul><li>The period covers more than 600 years , from 802 – 1432. </li></ul><ul><li>These temples were built in the city of Angkor Thom </li></ul>
  4. 6. <ul><li>The temples wee originally built as places of Hindu worship . </li></ul><ul><li>Many of the Bas-reliefs tell the stories of battles with foreign invaders, worship of Hindu gods and daily life in Cambodia. </li></ul>
  5. 8. <ul><li>The temples take the shape of mountains. </li></ul><ul><li>This aqua photograph highlights the significance of water as a life giving force in Hindu worship. </li></ul>
  6. 11. From Hinduism to Buddhism <ul><li>Angkor Wat was restored as a Buddhist shrine in the 1600s. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a significant place of Buddhist worship today, with Buddhist shrines present throughout the complex. </li></ul>
  7. 13. Jungle Temples <ul><li>After several invasions from foreign countries and a weakening of the Khmer Empire, the temples of Angkor were over-run by the jungle. </li></ul><ul><li>Sandstone has eroded and the structures have become weak. </li></ul><ul><li>Bat droppings have also significantly damaged the temples. </li></ul><ul><li>The Khmer Rouge damaged large parts of the temples – decapitating the Hindu gods etc. </li></ul><ul><li>General pilfering has also taken its toll. </li></ul>
  8. 15. Restoration <ul><li>Many countries are contributing to the expensive task of restoring the temples. </li></ul><ul><li>Countries such as France, Japan and the United States have undertaken significant projects to restore the temples. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a costly and slow process. </li></ul><ul><li>A process which the Cambodian people are most supportive of asthey are very proud of their temples. </li></ul>
  9. 17. <ul><li>Angkor’s 100 or more temples are a part of a complex devoted to religious worship. It is the larges area of land devoted to religious worship in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Each temple and structure reveals a significant religious practice or aspect of the way of life at the time of the Angkor period. </li></ul>
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