History of Angkor Wat


Angkor Wat History

A brief overview of who built what and when Knowing a little bit about Angkor Wat history is a good thing. When you're visiting the temples, wouldn't you rather be taking in the sights instead of burying your nose in a guidebook? Having an idea on the general sequence of Angkor temples and Angkor kings would make temple visits more meaningful. Here you'll get an idea of who built what, when, where, and also the symbolism behind the temple structures. I'm obviously not an Angkor Wat historian, but here's what I've gathered so far: Click here for an even briefer history of Angkor Wat! The Angkorian period started in AD 802 and ended in 1432. It was during this period that all those Angkor temples were built.