Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world, with the site measuring 162.6 hectares…..
with the site measuring 162.6 hectares (1,626,000 m2; 402 acres).It was originally constructed as a Hindu temple of god Vishnu for the Khmer Empire, gradually transforming into a Buddhist temple towards the end of the 12th century.It was built by the Khmer King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century in Yaśodharapura (Khmer)present-day Angkor), the capital of the Khmer Empire, as his state temple and eventual mausoleum.
Unlike most Angkorian temples, Angkor Wat is oriented to the west scholars are divided as to the significance of this. The temple is admired for the grandeur and harmony of the architecture, its extensive bas-reliefs, and for the numerous devatas adorning its walls.Angkor Wat combines two basic plans of Khmer temple architecture: the temple-mountain and the later galleried temple. It is designed to represent Mount Meru, home of the devas in Hindu mythology.within a moat and an outer wall 3.6 kilometres (2.2 mi) long are three rectangular galleries.
Angkor Wat is in seven Wonders of the World.-info.justplay18.com