In the 12th century, at the peak of the Khmer Empire’s power, Angkor was the capital city of the largest urban center the world had ever seen—or would see for the next 700 years to come. The immense state temple of Vrah Vishnulok, King Suryavarman II’s monument to the Hindu god Vishnu, was the largest religious monument in the world at the time. Today, we know it as Angkor Wat, and it still retains that impressive superlative.
Cambodia’s icon of national pride, Angkor Wat is just one of many structures still standing within the greater Angkor complex—an expansive network of Khmer temples, shrines, and capital cities that include wonders like Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm, and Banteay Srei.
While the abundance of architectural masterpieces is enough to keep you busy on its own, we have more to show you in Angkor when you join us aboard The Jahan: sunrise walks with our certified photo instructor, al fresco dinners among stately ruins, and modern workshops teaching age-old Khmer artistry. Have a look at some of the sites you'll explore within the UNESCO-recognized temple complex of Angkor.