You must have heard the name of Angkor Wat Hindu Temple in Cambodia. It is the world's largest Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, which was built in the 12th century. There are many places to visit on foreign lands, but when it comes to some beautiful religious and historical place, then Angkor Wat should be named first. If you are planning to travel abroad this year, then plan a trip to Cambodia. Here you will get a chance to showcase the world's largest Hindu temple. However, later this temple was given a Buddhist form.
This temple, built in Simirip town on the banks of the Mekong River, spreads in hundreds of square miles and millions of tourists come to see it. The picture of this temple is also seen in the National Flag of Cambodia.
There is a 1,000-foot elephant terrace, which was used to see views during mahas or royal events. There is a lot of crowd in it and those who take photographs are strained. It would be better to go to the Elephant terrace either early in the morning or in the afternoon.
It is one of the largest sites of Angkor Wat Complex. Historians believe that a famous historical battle was fought here. Apart from this, there are more historical places, including places like Pre Rup, Preah Ko, and Srah Srang.
Story and history related to the temple
During a Chinese traveler named Zhou Daguan, Angkor Wat was built by some supernatural power overnight, and it is also said that Lord Indra had produced it for his son. The stories of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata period are engraved on the walls of this temple through paintings.
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