Angkor Wat: Woodwork and Stonework Videos

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Angkor Wat: Woodwork and Stonework

The scope and scale of the Khmer Empire means that Suryavarman’s workers have many great building traditions to draw from as they construct the temple. The height of the 1,532 columns means that stone-on-stone friction is not enough to keep the features of the temples safely in place. Suryavarman’s engineers rely on another great building tradition-- carpentry.

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