Angkor Wat is a Temple located in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It is the largest religious structure in the world by land area measuring 162 hectares. Angkor Wat was originally constructed in the 12th century as a Hindu temple but gradually it was transformed into a Buddhist temple complex. Interestingly enough, with the fall of the Angkor empire in the 15th century, Angkor Wat was believed to be abandoned due to harsh climate and weather conditions. Although the exact reasons for the empires demise and abandonment of the temple are still a mystery, it is still an intriguing site of historical, cultural, and religious significance shrouded in mystery. Some consider it to be the “eighth wonder of the world” because of its mystique and inexplicable origins. All in all, it was and has remained an extremely important historical site for Buddhists, Hindus, and other individuals located in Southeast Asia.