The Similarities Of Angkor Wat And The Great Wall Of China

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With naked eyes, many constructions have been being on process in this developing world, decorated in amazing and beautiful ways. However, let we take a thought to discuss about the ancient constructions that are still standing on this earth, Angkor Wat and The Great Wall of China. Angkor Wat and The Great Wall are both the world famous heritages. Angkor Wat and The Great Wall of China have been being well known and visited by many people every day. However, there are some similarities and differences between these heritages in three main features, the history, the construction and the purposes. The histories of Angkor Wat share some differences from the histories of The Great Wall of China. First of all, the construction of The Great…show more content…
First of all, the materials that were used to build the construction were similar. Building Angkor Wat posed their own challenge. Laterites and Sandstone were used as the fundamental elements (Angkor, 2014). In the beginning of building the wall, huge piles of soil, leaves, hay, and mud were compressed into a wall, but later on Chinese changed from an earthen wall only to a wall that was coated by stones, bricks, and granite blocks, making a neat, sturdy long-lasting wall(Construction of The Great Wall of China, 2014). In building The Great Wall, people used one hundred and eighty million cubic meters of packed earth and sixty million cubic meters of bricks (Construction of The Great Wall of China, 2014). The second difference between building Angkor Wat and The Great Wall, was the amount people needed to build the construction. Three hundred thousand prisoners, peasants, and others disliked by the emperor were conscripted to leave their families and jobs for years and years at a time to help construct the Great Wall (Construction of The Great Wall of China, 2014). Whereas, according to Live Science, most of the men and armies were responsible for building the Angkor Wat. Lastly, Angkor Wat was built on the flat ground with the constant attitude of sea level (Construction of Angkor, 2014) which was easier for the construction. In contrast, The Great Wall was buit on

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