Angkor Wat is a temple complex and also the world’s largest religious monument in the world. It is situated in Cambodia, Southeast Asia. Angkor Wat was built by the Khmer civilization between 802 and 1220 AD.
Why it is special: An architectural wonder, the temple complex is 16,26,000 sq.m. Constructed as a Hindu temple, the complex was gradually converted into a Buddhist temple by the end of the 12th century AD. Angkor Wat means ‘Temple City’. The complex structure comprises two plans of architecture, namely the temple-mountain and galleried temples.