Exploring Angkor Wat in Cambodia

Angkor Wat daytrip

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Angkor Wat in one sentence: Who the fuck built it…?

I recently visited Siem Reap in Cambodia for a visa run.

Two of the days I was here I spent exploring Angkor Wat and the temples around it. I don’t care¬†if you have seen enough temples in Asia for a lifetime,¬†Angkor Wat was a mind-fuck, especially after a couple of joints with my friendly tuktuk driver. ūüėÄ

You should not miss it.

In my opinion I think¬†Angkor Wat¬†was more impressive than the pyramids in Egypt. The pyramids might be taller, a lot taller actually, and be more impressing visually. But the cheer size of Angkor Wat is simply mind-blowing, and if you look in the details it’s even more mind-blowing.

When people see pictures of the ruins in this area, they usually see the picture of the main temple Angkor Wat.

What they don’t know is that this area is full of other temples that is just as impressive as Angkor Wat.

In addition to Angkor Wat, you have Angkor Thom, Preah Khan Temple, Ta Prohm and a bunch of other small temples that I don’t remember the name on.

You also have a series of dams, lakes, canals and moats. All these are made by humans, and not by nature.

Around Angkor Wat you have a moat that is about 4 km in circumference, and around Angkor Thom you have a 100 m wide moat that is roughly 10 km in circumference.

East of all the temples you have a square lake¬†that is about 6 km in length¬†and 2 km wide. All made by humans without any advanced technology like trucks, lifts, stone cutters etc. Sure…

 

Who the fuck build it..? 

The official story is that Angkor Wat, all the other temples, the dams and moats were built around year 1200. The stones where cut and made with copper tools, dragged by elephants and put in place with primitive lifts.

But here is my problem with that theory. All the temples in this area consists of up to 10.000.000 stones. Some are as heavy as 40 tons, but most of them are around 1 ton. That is a modern day car, compressed into a brick.

If you cut, grind and make the art / pattern on 10 stones each day, it will take you 2700 years just to complete the stones!

Perfect made stones
The outside was just like the inside at some point.

So if they started in year 1200, they would be finished somewhere around year 4000 (it’s currently 2016)

Then you have to drag them from the quarry to the temple location, that quarry is believed to be 40 km away (25 miles). The area around Angkor Wat is DENSE jungle.

Not only that. If you look inside the temples, at places where weather have not eroded the stones. You will see that these stones are perfectly made.

All 90 degree angels, with super detailed and fine art, and you could not get a razor blade between the joints.

perfect stones angkor wat
Can you get a hair between those joints? I tried..

Because the stones are perfect on the inside, they were probably perfect on the outside at one time too. But weather, raiders and war have destroyed it bit by bit.

I will admit it, I was high as fuck on weed the second day I was at Angkor Wat, and it made me think some crazy thoughts. I just have a hard time believing that some primitive people made all this shit with copper tools, some elephants and wooden lifts.¬†It’s just too massive and detailed.

Perfect stone art
These are everywhere, where do you find an army of artists to make 100.000+ like these?

And where did they get all the artists from to make all the detailed stones?

These stones don’t look like they were made by children, noobs or slaves. But by people that knew what the fuck they were doing. It’s art, and they look perfect, and they are all over the place. Hundreds of thousands of them..

But the biggest mind-fuck is that pretty much all of the stones at these temples are unique, with different dimensions, patterns and art that are custom made to each¬†stone, and that fits perfectly with the stone next to it, and next to that again, and next to that again…

All made in a quarry 40 km away by people who didn’t even have a fucking telephone to call up the quarry if some of the measurements was off with a couple of millimeters.

I would give anything to go back in time to see what the fuck was going on…

The official story should be that they have no fucking clue how all this was made.

Has to be either aliens, or that humanity had some ancient technology at that time that was lost, and are not in the history books today.

 

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