world's largest religious monument.

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What is the world's largest religious monument?



There are millions of religious monuments spread throughout the world. Some are simple crosses that are small and symbolic while others are much larger pieces. But can you name the world’s largest religious monument?

That would be Angkor Wat, which is located in Angkor, Cambodia. The site is a series of temples and it was originally built early in the 12th century. At that time, King Suryavarman II had it built to serve as both his state temple as well as the capital city. And not only is Angkor Wat the largest religious monument in the world, it’s also one of the only temples in the world that has retained its original purpose – to serve for religious purposes. Although its exact religion has changed from Hinduism to Buddhism, this is still very much a place of worship. But, just how big is it?

For starters, Angkor Wat is surrounded by a giant moat on all four sides that measures 190 meters wide. The outer wall is 1024 meters long by 802 meters wide. In addition to that, the outer wall is also 4.5 meters high. In total, the exterior wall of Angkor Wat takes up a grand total of 820,000 square meters of space. That’s about 203 acres! Inside are three rectangular towers, with each one being raised above the next.

The entire temple is designed to pay tribute to Mount Meru, which is thought to be the home of the gods. The quincunx of towers that also lies inside the giant monument are meant to symbolize the five peaks of the mountains. And the exterior walls, as well as the moat, are meant to be symbols of the surrounding mountains and oceans that lay around and within Mount Meru.

Angkor Wat is a structure that Cambodia is highly known for. Not only are these religious grounds still a main attraction for visitors to Cambodia, but it’s also shown on the country’s national flag.


Angkor Wat

the largest religious monument in the world.

 largest religious monument.