A destination that is on the list of every intrepid traveller, the World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat is a sight for sore eyes. It is one of the largest religious monuments in the world and one of the most spectacular temples in Cambodia
, and yet somehow this massive over 400-acre temple complex managed to lay hidden for several hundred years, only to be rediscovered by a French explorer who described it as “grander than anything left to us by Greece or Rome”.
Originally built as a temple for the Hindu god Vishnu, the temple was eventually converted to a Buddhist site a few centuries later. Today, the intricate 3000+ apsara carvings and other depictions of Hindu mythology on the sandstone walls astound nearly 500,000 visitors each year.
The 200-metre moat grows lotus flowers that dance in the reflection of the fortress the moat once protected, presenting the perfect photo opportunity even for a novice photographer.