The iconic Angkor Wat appearing through an ethereal morning mist is a magnificent sight and a beautiful reminder of the ancient Khmer empire. As you wander through the ancient city’s most famous temple, you’ll see it is an architectural, artistic and engineering feat to rival, and even surpass, the great accomplishments of Rome and Greece. And perhaps understand why it endures as a revered religious shrine. Tours of the ancient city of Angkor’s walls, temples and sculptures are mandatory for even the shortest visit to Cambodia, and it’s easy to see why it has such pride of place in the minds and flag of its people. The intricately sculpted frieze work and overarching design reveal the fine craftsmanship and ingenuity of the Khmer artisans who built it, and you’ll feel like Indian Jones come to life when rambling through the temple and the tumbling moss-clad complex beyond. Now one of the most popular destinations in South East Asia, Angkor Wat is best experienced in the early morning before the hordes arrive.