Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world. The temple complex is located in Cambodia and extends across 402 acres (162.6 ha). Construction took place during the first half of the 12th century under the direction of Indra who wanted a palace for his son.

The originally Hindu built temple is comprised of the outer wall 3,360 feet (1,024 m) by 2, 631 feet (802 m), and 15 feet (4.5 m) high. It is surrounded by a moat 620 feet (190 m) wide. The outer gallery stands 614 feet (187 m) by 705 feet (215 m) featuring pavilions versus towers located at each corner.

The tower that is over the central shrine extends 141 feet (43 m) reaching a height of 213 feet (65 m) above the ground. The central tower is raised higher than the surrounding four towers. The name Angkor Wat translates, “Temple City,” or “City of Temples.”