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Angkor wat combines two basic plans of Khmer temple architecture : the temple-mountain and the later galleried temple. It is designed to represent mount Meru, home of the devas in Hindu mythology : within a moat more than 5 kilometres long and an outer wall 3.6 kilometres long are three rectangular galleries, each raised above the next. At the centre of the temple stands a quincunx of towers. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Angkor wat is oriented to the west ; scholars are divided as to the significance of this. The temple is admired for the grandeur and harmony of the architecture, its extensive bas-reliefs, and for the numerous devatas adorning its walls. Source : wiki 

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