Angkor Wat was built during the early years of the 12th century by the Khmer King Suryavaram II. It is the largest religious monument in the world. Its name means “Temple City”.
Angkor Wat was a funerary temple for King Suryavarman II and oriented to the west due to the symbolism between the setting sun and death. The temple complex is a representation of Hindu cosmology and it honors the Hindu god Vishnu, but in 14th century it was converted into a Buddhist temple, so then the Budda statues were also added in its ancient amazing artwork. Angkor Wat is located in Cambodia, Southeast Asia, about six kilometers north of Siem Reap, south of Angkor Thom -the last capital city of the Khmer empire.