Angkor Wat or the “City of Temples” holds a worthy place on any keen traveler’s bucket list. Situated in the breathtaking town of Siem Riep, in northwestern Cambodia, it is the largest religious complex on the planet, measuring 208 hectares.
While the Nile is often described as Egypt’s lifeline, it’s the country’s temples that reflect its multiple identities; its history. Covering roughly 4,000 years and a huge variety of structures, from residences for gods to funerary cults for royalty, no expense was ever spared to make the temples into masterpieces. Here, we shortlist some of the most impressive monuments – the ones that haven’t just stood the test of time, but the trials of good taste, too.