Angkor Wat has a special place in my heart. Siem Reap was the first place I traveled solo, kickstarting my entire life and career as a travel blogger of this blog, and completely changed the way I travel forever.
Siem Reap is a small city surrounded by ancient ruins, including Angkor Wat of the once prosperous Khmer empire that stretches over 500 acres (200 hectares). The temples itself sure were impressive but what caught my attention was the intricate water system of the Angkor Wat they built to facilitated the life of, possibly over 1 million people living around Angkor Wat.
It is by far, the largest religious monument ever constructed, and it is considered to be one of the 7th wonders of the ancient world.