When was Angkor Wat discovered and by whom?

How did Henri Mouhot find Angkor Wat?

While exploring the tributaries of the Mekong River in Siam (Thailand), Cambodia, and Laos in 1859–60, Mouhot came upon Angkor. Through Mouhot, Angkor became known to Western scholars as an important archaeological site.

How was Angkor Wat destroyed?

The cause of the Angkor empire’s demise in the early 15th century long remained a mystery. But researchers have now shown that intense monsoon rains that followed a prolonged drought in the region caused widespread damage to the city’s infrastructure, leading to its collapse.

Is Angkor Wat built by Tamil?

Khmer King Suryavarman II built this huge complex in the 12th century who was a descendant of Cholas, the rulers of Tamil Nadu. You will find Tamil-Brahmi Inscription and sacred prayers in Sanskrit on the walls of these unique temples. Towards the end of the 12th century, it was transformed into a Buddhist temple.

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