Design & Style

Angkor Wat Temple: 4 Characteristics of Angkor Wat

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 25, 2022 • 4 min read

Angkor Wat temple is an ancient Hindu place of worship in what was once the Cambodian city of Angkor. This building is notable for its intricate design, ornate carvings, and iconic “temple-mountain.” Read on to learn more about the architecture and history of the most famous of the Khmer temples.