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 "The temple is like no other building in the world. It has towers and decoration and all the refinements which the human genius can conceive of."
– Antonio da Magdalena
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Angkor Wat isn't a terribly exciting wonder, but if you have nothing better to build, go ahead and do it. The main bonus will considerably speed up natural territorial expansion in all cities, which is always good but not so game-changing, especially since most territorial expansion occurs long before this era. The Great Engineer point added is maybe even more useful than the main bonus. Universities are unlocked with the same technology, and in most cases they should be built first, especially for scientific players.

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Angkor Wat is a temple in Angkor, Cambodia. Angkor Wat was constructed in the 12th century by King Suryavaman II to serve as the royal palace and state temple, Hinduism being the state religion. Two or three centuries later Angkor Wat was converted to Buddhist use. Angkor Wat is a complex of buildings surrounded by a wall and then moat. The enclosed area measures 3000 feet by 2600 feet.

Angkor Wat is constructed primarily of sandstone blocks. The complex is laid out in a rectangular pattern somewhat resembling that of an ancient fortress; the inner buildings are separated from the outer walls by a courtyard similar to a bailey one might find in a castle.

At one time the courtyard was filled with wooden buildings, but these have all since perished. The surviving stone inner structure is split into three galleries built on raised platforms. The outer galleys once contained libraries, while the inner was a shrine to Vishnu (and has since been converted to a shrine to Buddha). The galleries are topped with towers that resemble stylized beehives, the tallest reaching about 140 feet in height. The buildings' walls are covered with ornate and beautiful bas relief sculptures depicting scenes from Hindu mythology.

Though largely neglected in the latter half of the 20th century, serious efforts are now being made to preserve and restore this wonderful and unique place of worship, and pilgrims and tourists are visiting it in ever-greater numbers each year.

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Civilization V Wonders [edit]
World Wonders Alhambra GodsKings5 clearAngkor WatBig BenBorobudur BNW-onlyBrandenburg GateBroadway BNW-onlyCN Tower GodsKings5 clearChichen ItzaColossusCristo RedentorEiffel TowerForbidden PalaceGlobe Theatre BNW-onlyGreat Firewall GodsKings5 clearGreat LibraryGreat LighthouseGreat Mosque of Djenne GodsKings5 clearGreat WallHagia SophiaHanging GardensHimeji CastleHubble Space Telescope GodsKings5 clearInternational Space Station BNW-onlyKremlinLarge Hadron Collider2Leaning Tower of Pisa GodsKings5 clearLouvreMachu PicchuMausoleum of Halicarnassus1Motherland Calls2 BNW-onlyNeuschwanstein GodsKings5 clearNotre DameOraclePanama Canal2Parthenon BNW-onlyPentagonPetra GodsKings5 clearPorcelain TowerProra BNW-onlyPyramidsRed Fort BNW-onlySistine ChapelStatue of LibertyStatue of Zeus1StonehengeSydney Opera HouseTaj MahalTemple of Artemis1Terracotta Army GodsKings5 clearThree Gorges Dam2Uffizi BNW-onlyUnited Nations
National Wonders Circus MaximusEast India Company BNW-onlyGrand Temple GodsKings5 clearHermitageHeroic EpicIronworksNational CollegeNational EpicNational Intelligence Agency GodsKings5 clearNational TreasuryNational Visitor Center BNW-onlyOxford UniversityPalace
Natural Wonders Cerro de PotosiEl DoradoFountain of YouthKing Solomon's Mines BNW-onlyKrakatoaLake Titicaca2Lake Victoria BNW-onlyMt. Everest2Mt. FujiMt. Kailash GodsKings5 clearMt. Kilimanjaro BNW-onlyMt. Sinai GodsKings5 clearOld FaithfulRock of GibraltarSri Pada GodsKings5 clearThe Barringer CraterThe Grand MesaThe Great Barrier ReefUluru GodsKings5 clear
1 Requires a DLC2 Сut from the game

GodsKings5 clear Added in the Gods & Kings expansion pack.
BNW-only Added in the Brave New World expansion pack.

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