Angkor Wat is today 6 km from Cambodia's Siem Reap city. In the ancient city of Angkor in the north, in 1115-1145, King II. It is a giant temple-city built by Suryavarman. It is one of the most important examples of Khmer architecture and is identified with Cambodia; It is also depicted on the country's national flag. Angor Vat, the capital of the Khmer Kingdom and the symbol of its power, was converted from a Hindu temple in the name of Vishnu to a Buddhist temple in the 13th century. After the capital of the Khmer Kingdom moved to Phnom Penh in the 14th century, it was abandoned and surrounded by the forest and was rediscovered by the French naturalist Henri Mouhot in 1858. The land and weeds gathered on it were cleared in the 20th century. The building has survived to this day under very good protection and it was included in the World Heritage List in 1992, together with the ancient city of Angkor Thom in its north. It is the most visited place by tourists coming to the country.