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Angkor Wat - Entrance
Entering on a hazy (and therefore cool!) morning. Thru the gate, we'll cross an immense moat to enter the palace city, almost a square mile in area.
"Angkor Wat is a microcosm of the Hindu universe. The moat represents the mythical oceans surrounding the earth and the succession of concentric galleries represent the mountain ranges that surround Mount Meru, the home of the gods. The experience of the ascent is, maybe intentionally, a fairly convincing imitation of climbing a real mountain." (Freeman & Jacques)
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