Angkor Vat Style (1100-1175)

This style corresponds to the apogee of the classical age, it extends the Baphuon style: harmony, perfect mastery of materials, equilibrium, perspective science, quality of decoration and composition. Use of previous architectural elements continues in a multiple and varied way, leading to a new symbolic and functional significance.

Angkor Vat





Hinduism, and mostly Vishnuism under the reign of Suryavarman II.


The statues of Angkor Vat break from the grace of the previous style, with a return to a frontal ang rigid posture. The repeated use of characteristics from earlier styles reflects the conservative nature of Khmer sculpture of this style.


The architecture is at its apogee with Angkor Vat.

Principle Monuments:

Angkor Vat, Beng Mealea, Banteay Samre, Thommanon, Chao Say Thevoda, Vat Phu (Laos), Phimai (Thailand), Phnom Chiso and Preah Vihear

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