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Photograph of Watu temple in Angkor, surrounded by trees

Photograph of Watu temple in Angkor, surrounded by trees. Angkor Wat was built by placing rough sandstone blocks which were then carved by sculptors. Blocks for the construction were cut in special grinding shop, so they are stacked on each other with no apparent clearance. Even the roofs are made out of stone. They have a convex shape, and the eaves are slightly curved in the opposite direction. Most of the columns are square, large square capitals, which have been expanded to be able to support the weight of large architrave.

Region Siem Reap
Country Cambodia
Author Kresimir Kovac