Angkor Wat is a temple that is located in Northern Cambodia and is the largest religious structure in the world, taking up about 203 acres.
Angkor Wat is a temple that sits on a 203 acre complex. Most of the complex has been taken over by jungle. It is located on an island which can be accessed by a causeway and is facing the west. It was built in sandstone and has various carvings all over the walls. There are several towers in the temple that are said to represent the home of the gods. The towers are surrounding by a maze of stone and stairs.
This temple was originally build as a temple to Vishnu in the 12th century by King Suryavarman II. Although, because many of the carvings are backwards, some archaeologists presumed that it was meant to be his funeral temple. In the 14th century, Angkor Wat became a Buddhist temple.