Notes on the Geography of Cambodia (Angkor): Angkor Wat: Photo 16
The stairs up to the third level are at a 70-degree angle--no fun. Those on the east side, shown here, do have a modern iron handrail, used here by a visitor with a stitch of common sense. Why so steep? Presumably to mimic the majesty of Mt. Meru. Access to this level was severely restricted: there would have been very few climbers.
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