Angkor Wat Map
Maps of Cambodia
Angkor Wat is the most famous structure in Angkor. This temple complex is one of the world's biggest and most well-known ancient structures. It is located in the province of Siem Reap in Cambodia. Angkor Wat is said to be the largest religious structure in the world. Since its foundation in the 12th century, it remains an important religious centre. During the first half of 1100, Angkor Wat served as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu and eventually, it became used for Buddhist worship. The temple was initially called Preah Pisnulok, derived from the posthumous title of King Suryavarman II, its royal founder. The present name, Angkor Wat, means 'city temple'.
Angkor Wat is the main attraction for visitors in Cambodia. Every year, the temple complex draws many tourists because of its remarkable architectural and artistic details and it is unprecedented in terms of scale and technical mastery. The person who first discovered the beauty of the Angkor Wat was a French scientist and explorer named Henri Mouhot. He went to Cambodia and heard about stone ruins found in the jungle. After a local guide accompanied him through the jungle, he finally saw the giant temple.
More Maps in Asia: