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.
Why we should go to Angkor Wat?
Angkor Wat literally means the city temple. It was originally built during the early 12th century, as the state temple complex. It is an architectural masterpiece of massive proportions, representing the apex of Khmer building skills.