The largest Hindu temple complex in the world, Angkor Wat dates back to the early part of the 12th century and contains stunning architectural features. No trip to Cambodia is complete without visiting the temple, and it’s one of the most visited sites in the country. The ornate layout of the complex once served as the capital city and royal temple of King Suryavarman II and is dedicated to Vishnu, a Hindu god. For centuries, trees hid the ancient temple, but after a rediscovery, the site has become of the most-visited and visually stunning places in the world.
Many will be familiar with the temple and surrounding trees, as it is where the movie Lara Croft: Tomb Raider was filmed. Visitors to the temple will no doubt be blown away by the impressive structures, architectural detail and decorations found throughout the site. While most of the temple is open for viewing, some areas experiencing natural deterioration are often under restoration.