What is the largest monument in the world that can be found in Cambodia?

What is the biggest statue in Cambodia?

Archaeologists at Cambodia’s celebrated Angkor Wat temple complex have unearthed a large statue believed to date back to the late 12th century. The 2m (6.5ft) sandstone human figure probably functioned as a guardian who stood at the entrance to an ancient hospital, researchers say.

Why is Angkor Wat so special?

Though just one of hundreds of surviving temples and structures, the massive Angkor Wat is the most famed of all Cambodia’s temples—it appears on the nation’s flag—and it is revered for good reason. The 12th century “temple-mountain” was built as a spiritual home for the Hindu god Vishnu.

Why was Angkor Wat abandoned?

The cause of the Angkor empire’s demise in the early 15th century long remained a mystery. But researchers have now shown that intense monsoon rains that followed a prolonged drought in the region caused widespread damage to the city’s infrastructure, leading to its collapse.

How do I pronounce Angkor Wat?

In order to communicate with locals during your visit, it will help to know how to pronounce Angkor Wat: AHNG-kor WOT.

How can we protect Angkor Wat?

Try to use environmentally friendly transport – you can use bicycles, electric bikes or horse-drawn carts in the park. Dress appropriately – preferably long trousers and shoulders covered. (Remember that Angkor Wat and the other temples are religious monuments.)

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