During the 16th Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Santa Fe in United States of America, Angkor was inscribed in the World Heritage List in Danger on 14th December in 1992.
What is Angkor Wat famous for?
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.
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.
How did Angkor disappear?
The cause of the Angkor empire’s demise in the early 15th century long remained a mystery. But researchers have now shown that intense monsoon rains that followed a prolonged drought in the region caused widespread damage to the city’s infrastructure, leading to its collapse.
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.