UNESCO World Heritage Site #24: Angkor

Angkor Wat

The compounds of Angkor Wat are magnificent. Each one with its own unique character and charm. Angkor Wat (Capital Temple) is the largest religious monument in the world. Over the course of its history, Angkor has changed from being a Hindu temple to transforming into a Buddhist temple. Built by the Khmer King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century, the temple has come to symbolize Cambodia, appearing on the national flag.

From UNESCO website:

“Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Stretching over some 400 km2, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. They include the famous Temple of Angkor Wat and, at Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decorations.”