It was originally built in the first half of the 12th century as a Hindu temple. Spread across more than 400 acres, Angkor Wat is said to be the largest religious monument in the world. … Originally dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, Angkor Wat became a Buddhist temple by the end of the 12th century.
Why is Angkor Wat protected?
“Angkor is a symbol of national identity,” he says. “The preservation of Angkor is meant to assist in nation-building and national reconciliation and thereby return the nation to its earlier peaceful era.
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 can we save Angkor Wat?
Try to use environmentally friendly transport – you can use bicycles, electric bikes or horse-drawn carts in the park. Dress appropriately – preferably long trousers and shoulders covered. (Remember that Angkor Wat and the other temples are religious monuments.)