Angkor



a vast assemblage of ruins of the Khmer empire, near the modern city of Siem Reap in NW Cambodia: many elaborately carved and decorated temples, stone statues, gateways, and towers.
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The Siamese captured Angkor Thom in 1313, 1351 and 1420 but did not on any occasion hold it for long.
Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3) Charles Eliot

But Angkor Thom and the principal monuments were situated near the Siamese frontier and felt the shock of every collision.
Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3) Charles Eliot

Some of these Guatemala structures show a quite extraordinary resemblance to those at Angkor in Cambodia.
Ranching, Sport and Travel Thomas Carson

Again in 1473 they occupied Chantaboun, Korat and Angkor but had to retire and conclude peace.
Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3) Charles Eliot

At Angkor there are several such structures built of large blocks of hewn stone.
The American Egypt Channing Arnold

It is agreed that this building is the Bayon, which formed the centre of the later city of Angkor.
Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3) Charles Eliot

These four-headed columns are found on the gates of Angkor Thom as well as in the Bayon and are singularly impressive.
Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3) Charles Eliot

After spending some time at Angkor Wat I find it hard to believe the theory that it was a palace.
Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3) Charles Eliot

The Temple of Angkor had 1,532 columns, and the stone for the structure was brought from a quarry thirty-two miles distant.
Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic

Now we are on the verge of giving up our trip to Angkor and of settling right here—I was almost going to say for life!
Peking Dust Ellen N. La Motte

noun
a large area of ruins in NW Cambodia, containing Angkor Thom (tɔːm), the capital of the former Khmer Empire, and Angkor Wat (wɒt), a three-storey temple, which were overgrown with dense jungle from the 14th to 19th centuries

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    the site of the ruined capital city of the Khmer empire, at Angkor. Historical Examples The Siamese captured Angkor Thom in 1313, 1351 and 1420 but did not on any occasion hold it for long. Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3) Charles Eliot These four-headed columns are found on the gates […]

  • Angkor wat

    the largest and best preserved Khmer temple in the Angkor complex of ruins. Historical Examples After spending some time at Angkor Wat I find it hard to believe the theory that it was a palace. Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3) Charles Eliot



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