Angkor Wat is a Hindu temple complex built during the first half of the 12th Century by the Khmer Empire in what is now Cambodia. Later, it was altered and used as a Buddhist temple, but during the civil war in 1972, Buddhist statues were beheaded and the temple grounds damaged. In 1992, Angkor Wat was listed as a World Heritage Site. Angkor Wat remains a symbol of Cambodia and is also depicted in the center of the Cambodian flag. The carvings on the whole site, its silhouette in the morning light and its golden shape illuminated by the evening sun are reflections of the mysterious and majestic dynasties that used to rule there, which still capture people's hearts today.