Angkor Wat. Dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, the 12th-century Angkor Wat—the largest religious monument in the world—is the centre piece of the wider Angkor Archaelogical Park.
This sprawling temple complex is surrounded by a wide moat and features several intricate carvings, including the iconic Churning of the Sea of Milk.
Angkor. Serving as the seat of the Khmer Empire, which flourished from approximate the 9th-century to the 15th-century, Angkor was a megacity supporting at least 0.1% of the global population during 1010-1220 and had been the largest pre-industrial city in the world. Numerous iconic temples are scattered at its core.
Banteay Srei. Located 25km from the main temple group in Angkor, Banteay Srei—meaning citadel of women or beauty—is the only major temple at Angkor not built by a monarch. It is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, and features one of the most elaborate and intricate carvings in Angkor.
Its name and intricate carvings gave rise to the notion that it was carved entirely by women. It is also speculated that its name relates to the many devatas carved into the walls.