Angkor Wat

Angkor WatIts image appeared on the flag of the Khmer Rouge government, even as they sought to destroy artistic traditions that began there. At Cambodian New Year celebrations in America, our dancers perform in front of a replica of it. At home and abroad, we take pride in this international treasure -- Angkor Wat, the Temple ("Wat" means "temple") at Angkor.

harp bas-relief This great 12th century temple complex at Angkor is probably the largest religious structure in the world. Surrounded by a vast moat, the walls of the temple compound display thousands of feet of sculptural ornament. The impeccable craftsmanship of the bas-relief images show us the elegance of gesture and stateliness of dancers and musicians of the 12th century royal court.




Buddha thumbnail