Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

The heart of the immense Angkor complex, seat of the Khmer Empire from the 9th to 15th centuries, Angkor Wat has become the symbol of Cambodia and an absolute must-visit. The best preserved of all of Angkor’s temples as it was never abandoned, the wat’s symmetrical beauty is breathtaking from a distance. It is up close however, you will discover the uniqueness, detail and intricacies that make Angkor Wat one of the world’s greatest structures. Although often busy, it is still easy to escape and find an old passageway lined with exquisitely crafted apsaras and bas reliefs to explore all to yourself.     

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Eight Facts About Angkor Wat

It is believed that it took 300,000 labourers and 6,000 elephants to build Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat was originally built as a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu; it became a Buddhist temple in the 14th century

Cambodia is one of only two countries to feature a national monument on its flag. The other is Afghanistan

The bas reliefs within Angkor Wat depicted Hindu fables and myths concerned with the origins of the religion

Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument ever constructed

The sandstone from which Angkor Wat was constructed came from a quarry 25 miles away

Angkor Wat and the other Temples of Angkor have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992

The Angkor complex as a whole gets over two million visitors a year


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