Angkor Wat is a Buddist temple that is located in Cambodia that was built by the kings of the Khmer Empire. Though it used to be used to worship the hindu god Vishnu but then converted to a buddhist temple in the 12th century. It has been one of the main religious temples in Cambodia and is so influential that it is even represented on the Cambodian flag.
Angkor Wat is located just outside the city of Siem Reap and in the ancient city that was once known as Yasodharapura. The city of Angkor is filled with 72 different temples and was founded in the early 10th century with each temple being built in different periods.
Angkor Wat was then lost to all other people and was rediscovered in the 1840s by French explorer Henri Mouhot. Henri Mouhot was a French nationalist and explorer from the late 19th century. Although he did many other things, his most famous find was Angor Wat.
Henri Mouhot was very involved with the finding of Angkor Wat, though only a year after its re-discovery, Henri died because of a malarian fever.