Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat (អង្គរវត្ត) is a Hindu temple built by a king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century. The temple is at the top of the high classical style of khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia and appearing on Cambodian national flag.

Angkor Wat lies 5.5 kilometres north of the modern town of Siem Reap. Unlike most Khmer temples, Angkor Wat is oriented to the west rather than the east. This has led many to conclude that Suryavarman intended it to serve as his funerary temple.

Angkor Wat has drawn praise above all for the harmony of its design, which has been compared to the architecture of ancient Greece and Rome. To this day Angkor Wat has been a major tourist destination and a national pride to all Cambodians.