A visit to the largest religious monument in the world; John M Smith; Belleville News


Cambodia – Angkor

One of the main reasons for my deciding to take the Viking River Cruise through Vietnam and Cambodia was the opportunity to visit Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world.  It had been on my “bucket list” for quite some time, and this UNESCO World Heritage Site certainly didn’t disappoint.

What struck me immediately upon arrival was the sheer size of the complex, for it would take quite some time to simply walk around its perimeter.  Its moat is 1.5 km. long and 200 metres wide, and the stone causeway that leads to the outer enclosure is 250m long and 12m wide.

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