If you are interested in visiting the largest religious monument in the world then Angkor Wat is definitely worth a visit at least once in your life time. This temple was built between 802 and 1220 AD by the Khmer Civilization. Here are a few more compelling reasons to visit Angkor Wat:
- The architectural prowess and the detailed designs make the site absolutely mesmerizing. You will be able to observe the religious aspects of the Khmer Expire also be able to witness the cultural and symbolic values.
- It said that one of the best sunrise or sunsets you can experience ever are the ones you witness at Angkor Wat. The monument gets silhouetted by the sun and the view is magnificent. As the earth and sky become one you’ll see a reflection in the lotus pond and if you are a photographer then it’s a sight worth capturing.
- It’s a UNESCO world heritage site since 1992 and it is the destination for anyone interested in historical things. It reflects historic times and any historic traveler will simply love it. The site is huge, it covers an area of approximately 500 acres and thus is one place to take some good time to explore.
- The area is a visual delight and offers a glimpse of the Khmer empire’s glory. The structure have detailed stone carved designs that depict scenes from Hind epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata. Also, it’s covered with giant trees and the balance of nature and architecture is simply stunning.
The picturesque views the finely balance architecture and nature details are pleasing to the eye and to those interested, perfect for the camera as well!
Fun fact: Scenes of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, a 2001 action-adventure movie, depict a section of Angkor Wat.