Where Is the Hindu Temple of Angkor Wat Located and What Does the Name Angkor Wat Mean In Sanskrit?

Angkor Wat in Cambodia is a Hindu temple that is the world’s largest grouping of religious buildings.

Made of thousands of tons of carved stone, the temple’s 600 buildings were built in the 1100s.

Angkor Wat was built for the king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and part of the capital city.

The temple is a major attraction for visitors to Cambodia.

Angkor Wat means “City Temple”, the word “Angkor” comes from the Sanskrit word “nagara”, which means capital.

“Wat” is the Khmer word for temple.

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