Best Reasons to visit Angkor Wat, Cambodia
- Covering a vast area of 500 acres, the Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world. It is also the icon and most famous tourist attraction of Cambodia.
- Built in the early 12th century by Khmer King Suryavarman II, dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
- It is said to be Angkor Wat is not only a temple but also a mausoleum. Because unlike other Hindu temples, it faces West, the direction associated with death according to the Hindu beliefs.
- This temple complex comprises hundreds of stone temples.
- The enormous stone temple symbolizes mythic Mount Meru, the house of God. The mountain-like shaped temple has five towers to represent five peaks of Mount Meru.
- A 200 meters wide moat surrounds Angkor Wat.
- There are more than 3000 heavenly nymphs carved into the wall of this temple complex.
- Galleries surround the center complex of Angkor Wat. One of these galleries called ‘Thousand Buddha’ is home to hundreds of images of Lord Buddha.