Cook Islands – 2015 – 5 Dollars – Magical & Mystical Places ANGKOR WAT (PROOF)

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Metal: Silver .925
Weight: 25gr
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Quality: PROOF
Mintage: 999 pcs

This coin features a real sandstone insert from Cambodia. You can hold a real piece in your hand!

Angkor Wat (meaning City of Temples) was first a Hindu, later a Buddhist, temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world. The temple was built by the Khmer King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century in Ya?odharapura, the capital of the Khmer Empire, as his state temple and eventual mausoleum. Breaking from the Shaiva tradition of previous kings, Angkor Wat was instead dedicated to Vishnu. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious center since its foundation. The temple is at the top of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country’s prime attraction for visitors.