Nobody should come to Siem Reap without visiting this world-famous, iconic temple. It’s usually the reason for coming, and after all it has recently been voted the worlds number 1 attraction. And Siem Reap the worlds number 1 destination
• Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world. It was originally founded as a Hindu temple for the Khmer Empire, gradually transforming into a Buddhist temple toward the end of the 12th century.
• The Khmer King Suryavarman II built it in the early 12th century in what was then the Khmer capital.
• Breaking from the tradition of previous kings, Angkor Wat was instead dedicated to Vishnu. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious center since its foundation. The temple is at the top of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country's prime attraction for visitors.