Angkor Wat

Located in northeast Cambodia, Angkor Wat was the central temple for the city of Angkor, capital of the Khmer Empire. Construction was started 1113 AD and ended around 1150 AD. Angkor Wat is one of the largest temples ever constructed, and the city surrounding it was one of the largest in the pre-industrial world. Angkor Wat today is one of the most significant archaeological sites in South-East Asia, featured on the national flag of Cambodia and is one of the nation’s, and the region’s, most popular tourist destinations.

Buddhist monks in front of the temple. photo by sam garza

Buddhist monks in front of the temple.
photo by sam garza

Aerial photograph of Angkor Wat photo by Mark Fischer

Aerial photograph of Angkor Wat
photo by Mark Fischer