Angkor Wat means "Capital Temple" in English. It can be found in the province of Siem Reap, in Cambodia.
The Angkor Wat site is many centuries old. Building began in the early part of the 12th century.
The Angkor Wat complex is huge. There is an outer wall that is over 2 miles long.
The temple was originally dedicated to the Hindu deity, Vishnu (although the temple later became Buddhist). Vishnu is one of the principal gods in Hinduism.
Unsurprisingly for a place of worship, there were a number of libraries built at the complex.
The complex is highly decorated with scenes from Hindu epics.
Suryavarman II was a Khmer king who reigned from 1113 AD to 1145-50 AD. He was a forward-thinking ruler who ordered the construction of Angkor Wat.
Angkor Wat is so important to the Kingdom of Cambodia that it features on the country's flag. The blue represents liberty and the red represents bravery.
Angkor Wat received two million foreign visitors in 2013! Profits from tourism are partially spent on maintenance and restoration of the site.
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