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  Angkor Wat (scale model)

 

Thailand

 

 

A scale model of the Khmer temple Angkor Wat (fig.), which in early recordings was referred to as Phreah Pisnulok or Phra Phitsanulok, i.e. the ‘World of Vishnu’ (Vishnu-loka), whereas the name Angkor Wat, meaning ‘Temple City’, only became a popular designation later on, after its ‘rediscovery’ and popularization in the West, in the mid-19th century.