It was built by Suryavarman II as a vast funerary temple within which his remains were to be deposited. Construction is believed to have spanned some three decades. Angkor Wat, near Siĕmréab, Cambodia.
Who occupied Angkor Wat?
Angkor was besieged by the Ayutthayan king Uthong in 1352, and following its capture the next year, the Khmer monarch was replaced with successive Siamese princes.
Is Angkor Wat 7 Wonders of the World?
Located at the heart of the 400 km² Angkor Archaeological Park, Angkor Wat is a symbol of Cambodia.
Why is Angkor Wat famous?
Though just one of hundreds of surviving temples and structures, the massive Angkor Wat is the most famed of all Cambodia’s temples—it appears on the nation’s flag—and it is revered for good reason. The 12th century “temple-mountain” was built as a spiritual home for the Hindu god Vishnu.
How is Angkor Wat pronounced?
In order to communicate with locals during your visit, it will help to know how to pronounce Angkor Wat: AHNG-kor WOT.