Welcome to Cambodia!
This model was created by MiniWorld 3D collaborator Artemio García.
Angkor Wat (Khmer: អង្គរវត្ត , "City/Capital of Temples") is an enormous temple complex in northwest Cambodia, and the largest religious monument in the world!
Built by the Khmer King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century in the capital of the Khmer Empire, near the modern city of Siem Reap. It was originally a Hindu temple but gradually transformed into a Buddhist temple. It has remained a significant religious centre in use since its foundation. It's style is the prime example of Khmer religious architecture, with its characteristic "corncob" shaped towers, bas-reliefs (carved murals), and long galleries. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country's main attraction for visitors.
It is designed to represent Mount Meru, home of the devas in Hindu mythology: within a moat more than 5 kilometres (3 mi) long and an outer wall 3.6 kilometres (2.2 mi) long (from Wikipedia).
MiniWorld 3D is excited to bring this model to life as a homage to all the people of Cambodia. This model was designed from scratch, no scans or repurposed Sketchup models, so it's pristine clean for 3D printing! Please give credit, it's all about spreading culture and education!
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Main photographs and print are from @MakerTe & @3d_unclephil
Real location photo by Mark Fischer CC BY-SA 2.0