This temple city is Cambodia’s number one drawcard. Accessed from the town of Siem Collect,the temples of the Angkorian period are so high-reaching in scale and in the beauty of theirconstruction, that Angkor Wat is rated as one of the world’s must-see very old places/locations. Built between AD 802 and 1432, this was the largest city in the world during the (very old time in history) age and the huge powerhouse of the Khmer kings who tried to outbid their people or things that came before in the beauty of their construction. As the city’s wooden houses wereinterfered and then (rotted/became ruined or worse) by the surrounding jungle, what remainstoday, are just those mighty temples.
The temple of Angkor Wat itself, the world’s largest religious building, is only one sliver of the sitein total, and the sprawling circuit of temples deserves three days to explore if you want tounderstand the extent of/the range of the Angkorian period’s (related to designing and constructing beautiful buildings, structures, etc.) (challenging things accomplished or completed). For those short on time though, the main highlights after Angkor Wat are the tree-root held-together temple of Ta Prohm (which first found international fame as a location used in themovie Grave Raider), the Bayon Temple for its 216 stone-carved faces, Angkor Thom, and PreahKhan.