What does Angkor Wat look like?
From a distance Angkor Wat appears to be a colossal mass of stone on one level with a long causeway leading to the center but close up it is a series of elevated towers, covered galleries, chambers, porches and courtyards on different levels linked by stairways.
What color is Cambodia?
Red and blue are the traditional colours of Cambodia. The colour blue represents the King of Cambodia and the colour red represents the people of Cambodia. Angkor Wat represents Theravada Buddhism, which is the religion of the majority of Cambodia’s population.
Why is Angkor Wat still the symbol for Cambodia?
The explanation behind Angkor Wat featuring on the flag is pretty simple – it stands at the heart of national pride, was once at the centre of the mighty Angkor Empire, which ruled from the 9th to 15th century, and stands as Cambodia’s top tourist attraction today.
Was Angkor Wat slaves built?
Angkor was built by human labor power. Hundreds of thousands of slaves put their sweat, their blood and their whole lives into its construction. Their experiences and abilities led them to solve the technical and engineering problems, as well as to create the great art works.