Angkor Wat Becomes the 8th Wonder of the World

For those who don’t know, Angkor Wat hold the Guinness World Records for being the largest religious structure in the world! In a recent update, Angkor Wat has become the eighth wonder of the world. This is one such spots in the world that need no introduction. Set in Cambodia, it is among the most visited attraction in the world.

Now, Angkor Wat, in the heart of Cambodia, has beaten Pompeii in Italy to become the eighth Wonder of the World. The achievement holds a lot more significance when compared to the heavy tourist inflow that Pompeii sees every year.

Angkor Wat is a huge temple complex and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This place is the largest religious monument in the world that attracts lakhs of visitors from across the globe annually. It was originally built as a Hindu temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and then progressed onto become a major temple of Buddhism. Angkor is also famous f0r its statue of eight-armed Vishnu, also revered by the locals as their protecting deity.
Built in the 12th century by King Suryavarman II, Angkor Wat was originally dedicated to the Hindu deity Vishnu. However, overtime, it transformed into a Buddhist temple. The transition from Hinduism to Buddhism is evident in the intricate carvings that adorn the temple walls, depicting scenes from Hindu and Buddhist mythology.

One of the most iconic experiences at Angkor Wat is witnessing the sunrise over its majestic towers. As dawn breaks, the temple is soaked in shades of pink, orange, and gold, creating a breathtaking spectacle.
Beyond its architectural splendor, Angkor Wat holds immense cultural and spiritual significance. The temple remains an active religious site, attracting Buddhist monks and devotees who come to pay their respects and engage in prayer and meditation.

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