The Angkor Complex was once the center of the Khmer Empire. The empire’s boundaries were central Vietnam, China, and the Bay of Bengal. The ruins lie in modern day northern Cambodia in the Siem Reap Province. The word Angkor means city and the complex was once a huge city, believed to be the largest city in the world prior to the Industrial Revolution. The rulers of the Khmer Empire were known as universal monarchs or god-kings.
The complex itself composed of over 1000 temples, but are largely recognized in 3 main temple groups. They are Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Bayon temple. Everyone knows of Angkor Wat, as it is the biggest of the 3. It is considered to be the largest single religious monument in the world.
Below you will find some spectacular imagery of the Angkor Complex. Is it any wonder why I wish to travel here someday soon?
Have you been to Angkor? What did you like best about it?