The largest temple in the world

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Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat is the largest religious temple in the world, covering an area of ​​about 820,000 square meters. It is located in the city of Anchor in Cambodia, and was originally built for the god Vishnu, and was gradually converted into a Buddhist temple at the end of the twelfth century, It is considered the best preserved religious temple and the best attractions for tourists in Cambodia because of its traditional architecture and its religious importance.

About Angkor Wat Temple

This temple, which scholars strive to preserve, is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site today. It was built in AD 1113-1150, and its central tower, which is sixty five meters long, is surrounded by four smaller towers, a group of fenced walls, and is surrounded by The temple with a trench two hundred meters wide, and up to four meters deep, which helps to stabilize and stabilize the foundation of the temple, and prevent groundwater from too high, or too low.

Information about Angkor Wat

There is some information related to the Angkor Wat temple:

  • Some of the reliefs are somewhat prominent in the temple counterclockwise, a sign that the temple is associated with funerary rites.
  • Sandstone was used in the construction of the National Monument of Cambodia, which weighs no less than five million tons, as it was brought from the quarry which is about 40.23 km away.
  • The temple contributed mainly to increasing the number of international tourists by more than 50% every year.

Tourism at Angkor Wat

December and January are considered one of the tourist peak seasons in the temple, due to the lack of rain and moderate temperatures in most cases, and temperatures can rise in the spring, reaching their peak in April before the monsoon season, which may be annoying in The months of May and June, then the rainy season continues after the monsoon season until October, and tourists may accept the temple during this season, as it is separate, but taking into account the well prepared for its precipitation.

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