|Altitude||65 m (213 ft)|
|Builder||Started by Suryavarman II|
|Founded||Early 12th century|
What is the most famous and shine temple complex in Cambodia?
Dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu in the 12th-century, the temple of Angkor Wat is world famous for its beauty and splendor.
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.
What religion is practiced in Cambodia?
Cambodia is predominantly Buddhist with 80% of the population being Theravada Buddhist, 1% Christian and the majority of the remaining population follow Islam, atheism, or animism. Buddhist nun at Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Why was Angkor Wat abandoned?
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.