The Angkor Wat Temple complex of Cambodia is not only the largest religious monument in the world, but also the traveler’s number one choice landmark in the world, according to a recent survey by Tripadvisor. The top place and runners up were determined by monitoring the quantity and quality of the comments on landmarks worldwide over a period of 12 months.
Located close to the town of Siem Reap, a burgeoning town with world-class dining, resplendent hotels and resorts and a welcoming, relaxed ambiance, Angkor Wat attracts thousands of visitors every month. Covering some 400 square kilometers, the archaeological site contains magnificent ruins that must be seen to be believed. These are the leftovers of a once mighty empire from the 9th to 15th century, including the famous Temple of Angkor Wat and Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decorations.