Legacy of Angkor Wat and Ancient Kmer




 
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September 18th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 

Topic: Legacy of Angkor Wat and Ancient Kmer


There was an ancient empire in Indochina anciently. Apparently, this was a vast and powerful empire. It was them that built Angkor Wat, the largest religious structure on Earth. They were Budhist, but I have been able to find little else about this ancient empire. What is known of them?

The amazing thing is that you have such an enormous temple complex sitting right in the heart of one of the smallest and most undeveloped nations in the world.
September 20th, 2004  
Eric
 
Been there....really impressive temple complex...the Khmers were a pretty advanced culture.
September 21st, 2004  
Grimnar
 
 
If I remember correctly the Khmer had a religion based on hinduism at the time they built Angkor Wat... Worshipping shiva (god of chaos, destruction and rebirth).
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September 23rd, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Is there any knowledge of how large their empire was?