Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Prasat Tor

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Prasat Tor

Constructed : N/A
Religion : N/A
Style : N/A
King : N/A
Location : In north east of Eastern Baray, on the road of Phnom Bok.


Comment : The tourist in a hurry will not venture on this road which goes from the village of Pradak, close to Banteay Samre, which crosses part of Eastern Baray and which leads to Phnom Bok and it is well damage: one crosses there part of what is still for a few years deep Kampuchea with all the charm of the small country lanes which often do not see passing the tourists.

The smiles are still sincere there; the houses are equipped with the minimum and their accesses very animated. The small temple of ¨Prasat To, composed of three small towers of the same style than Pre Rup, is very close to the Northeast end of the baray, and is worth well a small halt for its charm and its calms. One will take again quickly the road of Phnom Bok.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Prasat Suor Prat

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Prasat Suor Prat - Prasat Neang 12

Constructed : Early 13 th century
Religion : Mahayana Buddhism
Style : Post-Bayon
King : Jayavarman VII ★ 1181 - 1218 ★
Location : Angkor Thom, opposite the Terrace of the elephants.


Comments : These twelve towers are hardly of interest, but remain a enigma as for their use. Prasat Suor Prat, the temple of the tightrope walker can let suppose a relation with the spectacles of the Terrace of the elephants opposite which these turns are symmetrically laid out. It is also supposed that they could be used as particular cabins but the report of Zhou Ta Guan describes them as kinds of prisons from where emanated the divine judgements. Nothing is less sure. Their location in the east of the Royal plain and each side of the alley which lead to Victory Gate make beautiful decorative towers.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Prasat Pthu

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Prasat Pthu

Constructed : N/A
Religion : N/A
Style : N/A
King : N/A
Location : Leaving from the road a little, the high wood stands one. When it tries keeping becoming the filter air which it does, there was a ruins which is buried to there.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Prasat Prei

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Prasat Prei

Constructed : Late 12th century
Religion : Mahayana Buddhism
Style : Bayon
King : Jayavarman VII ★ 1181 - 1218 ★
Location : On the large circuit on the left between Preah Khan and Neak Pean,
with a few tens of meters of the road.


Comment : Perched on a small hillock, Prasat Prei or the temple of the forest, dates from the same period as its neighbor Banteay Prei. It is difficult to evaluate the relations which necessarily exist between these two small temples, very with calms and slightly with the shelter of the glances. The central part of the temple which was restored has beautiful pace, but there remains unfortunately only that. A peaceful place to visit which does not move away us too much from the large circuit.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Prasat Kravan

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Prasat Kravan

Constructed : Early 10th century - 910-921
Religion: Hindu
Style : Bakheng
King : Harshavarman I ★ 910 - 923 ★
Location : At the end of the circuits, little after Banteay Kdei, on the left at the edge of the road.


Comment : Five halls of the brick making line up into north and south direction, the small-scale ruins. You say that "Kravan" the cardamom is meant. It was restored by the French Far Eastern institute, but top of the tower is not reconstructed in accordance with the policy, of not reconstructing the unclear part.

This temple is dedicated to the god Vishnu, this temple was built in 921 and restored there're about forty year. Completely built in bricks of clay, it is famous by its numerous representations of the god Vishnu. The northerly towers are decorated with low-reliefs representing the goddess Lakshmi, the Vishnu's wife.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Preah Khan Kompong Svay

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Preah Khan Kompong Svay

Constructed : Early 11th century
Religion: N/A
Style : N/A
King : Suryavarman I
Location : A group of 5 sanctuaries in the Angkor Thom group.


Comment : It is the ruins which has the biggest peripheral wall in the ruins of Angkor period. It was constructed by Suryavarman I in 11 century beginning. There being a double ring moat and a triple peripheral wall, as for one there there are also 5 kilometers. Pivot is east western direction, but about 30 degrees it has been inclined to north. There is a hall which is surrounded in the double ring moat in the central part. There is a Baray (reservoir) about of east west 3000 meter north and south 700 meters on east side, west the half of that has become the shape which penetrates inside the peripheral wall. In this Baray there is Prasat Mebon.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Preah Khan

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Preah Khan

Constructed : Late 12th century - 1191
Religion: Buddhism
Style : Bayon
King : Jayavarman VII ★ 1181 - 1218 ★
Location : On the large circuit, in the North of Angkor Thom,
approximately two kilometres after the Northern Gate.



Comment : Beautiful to be cried! Preah Khan, "the crowned sword", it is the most beautiful monument of whole Angkor! Built by Jayavarman VII little after Ta Phrom, but in the honour of his father, this temple is of an incomparable beauty. Unfortunately of broad part of this monument are reduced to heaps of stones which piled up during centuries and under the force of the vegetation and the bad weather.

Preah Khan, city of the Victory would have been built on the same spot where Jayavarman VII gained the victory over Chams, provisional royal city when the Royal Palace of Angkor Thom was downtown repair and especially monastic where unrolled many traditional and religious festivals.

It was in fact a real city of 56 hectares. In spite of the vandalism and the plunder there're still some magnificent sculptures. The city sheltered 10.000 persons, 1000 dancers and one Sanscrit's school. Originally it was a convent Buddhist whose Buddha's representations were destroyed by Brahmanes (Indian priests) and replaced by representations Hindus, (A single Bouddha representation stayed). To arrive in the center of the temple, a row of galleries and doors which become more and more low has measure that one approaches the centre (to show his respect). In the center, a stone, big Stuppa Bouddhiste which was brought in the XVth century. There're small holes in all the walls in the center of the building. Originally, in every hole was some gold and diamonds, one says that all this was taken and resold by the Red Khmers. Magnificent sculptures of the gods barattant the sea of milk, as well as Vishnu and Lakshmi (his wife), and the place of 3 Lingams (sex of the Gods), circle on the base for Shiva, square for Brahma and octagonal for Vishnu. One finds as in Ta Phrom, a luxuriant vegetation which resumed its rights.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Preah Einkosi

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Preah Einkosi

Constructed : N/A
Religion: N/A
Style : N/A
King : N/A
Location : East of Siem Reap town.


Comment : There is on an opposite side where Preah Einkosi the Angkor ruins retention office is close, separates the Siem Reap river. There is a place where you call the town end of Siem Reap, or are possible speaking throughout the city. Adjoining to the ruins, the Buddhism temple is built. As for the ruins with the brick making, two halls are restored. You can see the small leaving behind structure whose state is bad on east side of the hall.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Pre Rup

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Pre Rup

Constructed : Mid 10th century - 944-961
Religion : Hindu
Style : Banteay Srei
King : Rajendravarman II ★ 944 - 968 ★
Location : On the large circuit, very near to the road, between East Baray and Srah Srang.


Comment : Several histories circulate about this temple mountain. The first would indicate it like an old funeral monument, but the second which is at the origin of the name (Pre Rup = Changer body) is a beautiful legend according to which the central swimming pool would be filled with a magic liquid which would allow that which bathes there to come out of there with a body without defect! The swimming pool is unfortunately empty today. The materials used for the construction of this temple, laterite and brick, confer tone to him very hot which, added to the impeccable proportions make a splendid pyramid of it. This temple is a marvellous place to admire sunrise or sunset on the surrounding countryside, far from large crowd.


Temple Detail : The main material is the brick, but it is the time when the sandstone starts being gradually used. And, after this, the building materials (the wrapping material) it keeps moving to the sandstone. It is suitable, plane surface constitution of the Pre Rup complicated in final period of one times such as that. As for peripheral wall east west 127 meters and north and south 117 meters. There is a tower gate on east Seinan north. The tower of the brick each is arranged three at a time on left and right of the front. In addition the long building has lined up on septentrional south side & west side. As for inside perimeter wall east west 87 meters and north and south 77 meters. It is on the stylobate which is higher than more. The stone tank that (under the stylobate of the front) it is the long building where two scripture houses and around are surrounded completely in this level, to that it was used in cremation. In addition there is a unique rock work straw raincoat small building which it is possible to north east angle with the laterite. From this level furthermore the stylobate is accumulated by the pyramid type of three layer, is a central hall and four secondary halls in the first section.

Charm of the Pre Rup is the complicated plane surface constitution where the tower of the brick of thinness stands close together first. Especially, the stairway rising from east side, when aiming toward the central hall, when it tries looking back, it is possible to enjoy the view such as that. As for another charm, there is a distant view as a mountain type temple. In the even scenery where the paddy field spreads, the tower of how many thing brick has stood in a row on the enormous temple of red brown beam pyramid type, view of the Pre Rup temple is visible well even from the distance, gives strong impression. Not to be to get off the car before the ruins, descending foreward several hundred meters and walking slowly we would like to try getting near.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Prasat Tonle Snguot

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Prasat Tonle Snguot

Constructed : N/A
Religion: N/A
Style : N/A
King : N/A
Location : North of Angkor Thom.


Comment : It encounters this small ruins. It was one Tsuga here of a institute which was made by Jayavarman 7 world. Those where it remains are that worshipping hall.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Preah Palilay

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Preah Palilay

Constructed : Late 12 th /Early 13 th century
Religion : Mahayana Buddhist
Style : Bayon
King : Jayavarman VII ★ 1181 - 1218 ★
Location : Angkor Thom - Behind the Buddha of Tep Pranam.


Comment : Preah Palilay is the small ruins which has the court septentrional. It has consisted of the tower hall and the two-storied gate which is on the east side. The tower hall like the smokestack has done high thin unique shape. There does not remain large-thing of what was to be the pride of the Buddhist monks of Tep Pranam.

One found indeed many sculptures reporting the life of the Buddha or the Buddhist scenes. Some of the bas-reliefs are still visible among the many stones which are piled up in the neighbourhoods of this tower where one wonders whether are the trees which retain it or which make it fall. The place is quiet and shaded and is appropriate perfectly to make a small halt before taking again the visit of Angkor Thom.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Prei Monti

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Prei Monti

Constructed : N/A
Religion : N/A
Style : N/A
King : N/A
Location : South of Roluos Group.


Comment : Prei Monti is the quiet ruins. Having been categorized to the south of Bakong of the Roluos ruins group, it is in the bright forest. The ruins itself pain is terrible. At one time, there were immense temple limits which are surrounded in the ring moat, but now it is lost. The hall of three bricks has lined up on the low stylobate.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Prei Khmeng

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Prei Khmeng

Constructed : N/A
Religion : N/A
Style : N/A
King : N/A
Location : Southwest angle of west Baray.


Comment : Prasat Prei Khmeng was in a small village near by southwest corner of West Baray. Could see nothing but some sandstone plates and pillars and lingas. not interesting but good experience to visit small village.

As for Prasat Prei Khmeng from southwest angle of west Baray it is in close small village. It probably is the place where perhaps at one time the hall it has the slightly elevated mound. The building has disappeared, the components and the phosphorus moth etc. of the sandstone where Hibun is cut have laid scattered the around.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Preah Pithu Group

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Preah Pithu Group

Constructed : Early 12th century
Religion: Hindu
Style : Angkor Wat
King : Suryavarman II ★ 1113 - 1150 ★
Location : A group of 5 sanctuaries in the Angkor Thom group.


Comment : The compound ruins where the open space before the court is located septentrional. It consists of the plural buildings, but is not to be made under one plan, it seems. You call septentrional of the open space before the court, there is a position where it is easy to visit in plain existence, it seems that is not either the person whom it visits excessively in spite.

Temple T and U state are not good, but as for temple X restoration has ended. The relief of the stylobate section of temple V state is beautiful well. It is the good place known to few people ruins which can enjoy to the whole quiet atmosphere. Septentrional of the ruins there is a pond and a Buddhism temple where the flower of the lotus blooms.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Preah Ko

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Preah Ko

Constructed : Late 9th century - 879
Religion: Hindu (Shivaism)
Style : Preah Ko
King : Indravarman I ★ 877 - 889 ★
Location : Roluos Group. Near Bakong and Lolei.


Comment : The ring moat of east west 500 meters and north and south 400 meters around that, you say that the court of Indravarman I existed at one time on back of the temple. Those where presently it becomes the object of sight-seeing are only the hall group of the brick making which is the center.

The duplication lap there to be a wall in the hall group, lap as for the wall outside east west 97 meters and north and south 94 meters. Lap as for wall inside east west 58 meters and north and south 56 meters. Each of them does with the laterite. Usually it reaches into six halls where it approaches from east side, the tower gate of the lap wall, pass by the tower gate of the second lap wall and are in the center. The hall group around (the chestnut) of the sandstone is decorated with type is built on the common low stylobate. There are three stairways on east side of the stylobate, in order for respectively, the saintly cow which is the vehicle of God. The stairway is just one on west side. As for six halls front line three, dividing into two groups in rear line, three being arranged in north and south direction, sooner or later east has become the front.

As for one of good point it is decoration of the plaster which is seen in the hall wall surface. As for delicate relief such as pattern and Carla of plant type you see and there is withstanding. As for Carla the lintel of the temple and typical motif of the Khmer construction which is often seen in the gable it is Before the technique which carves in the sandstone is done, the plaster is painted thick in the wall surface of the brick of the building, the technique which cuts the pattern and the like on that surface was general. The plaster as building materials designating the lime as the main raw materials, while it is easy to process, pain is easy. The hall wall surface is typical ones, as a decoration of the plaster which exists, but large portion having exfoliated, just extremely part has left prototype.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Banteay Srei

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Banteay Srei

(The Women's Citadel)

Constructed : Late 10th century - 967
Religion: Hindu
Style : Banteay Srey
King : Rajendravarman II ★ 944 - 968 ★ & Jayavarman V ★ 968 - 1001 ★
Location : At 37 km in North East of Siem Reap, and about 20 km from the large circuit, the road of Banteay Srey is very practicable and now indicated well.


Comment : Jewel of Khmer art, this temple with restricted dimensions is well outside the whole of Angkor, in a zone still difficult of access a short time ago, which explains its relatively late discovery and its restoration which intervened only after the complete release in 1924.


It emanates from this small temple a very special softness, a kind of undoubtedly calms mainly with the colour of the stones used for its construction, a pink liking which slightly changes colour with the sun. The many sculptures, their smoothness and their excellent state of conservation contribute to the charm of this unit.


The term of "Banteay Srei" can be translated by "fortress of the women" but its real significance differs according to various interpretations. Some say that this temple was built by women, of other, that it was reserved to the women, or that many women there were found, but most probable in our eyes is that according to which the temple would have been built in homage to the women.
The visit of Banteay Srei is to be envisaged over at least a half-day, visits that one will be able to combine with that of Banteay Samre and, on the return at the end of the afternoon with the splendid sunset visible from the top of Pre Rup.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Banteay Samre

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Banteay Samre

Constructed : Mid 12th century
Religion: Hindu
Style : Angkor Wat
King : Suryavarman II ★ 1113 - 1150 ★
Location : Outside of the large circuit, one finds Banteay Samre three kilometers in the East of East Mebon.


Comment : Banteay Samre is associated with a tasty legend which connects three temples: Eastern Mebon, Pre Rup and Banteay Srey, the legend of the king to soft cucumbers. Samres were large warriors, supposed to be mercenaries, shaven, tattooed and very impressive. It is said that the inhabitants of the village of Pradak, located beside this temple, are their downward. One of them, a gardener had inherited a divine soft cucumber seed that the king adored at the point to have condemned to died any person who would enter the cucumber field to steal them.

By greediness, it penetrated during the night in the field and was killed by the gardener. Not having a descent, one called upon “the elephant of the victory” of Mebon Oriental to appoint the future king, and it appointed the gardener. The late king was buried in Pre Rup, but its subjects refused to recognize the gardener for king and this one went to be locked up in Banteay Samre to protect himself. Enormous work of anastylose made possible to emphasize a splendid unit and well preserved. The visit of Banteay Samre is to be combined with that of Banteay Srey.

Temple Detail : The Banteay Samre temple with the Angkor Wat style which has feature in the central hall which places the tower of conical condition on top, has the unique atmosphere like the fortress. As for the cause of that the high peripheral wall and, there is constitution inside the inside perimeter kind of wall where quite the central hall stands in the bath pond. The temple is surrounded in the wall where the laterite is high, the corridor and the hall, two scripture houses are crowded in the space where the inside of that is narrow relatively.

As for the construct density with other things it is something which is not felt excessively. The stylobate section was a height, in order to be able to stretch the water inside. The lattice window of the corridor condition is good, also shape is beautiful. The temple itself is small relatively, but it has the long going/participating road on east west. As for the length on east going road 200 meters, on west going road 350 meters. As for the east going road being similar to the Angkor Wat west going road, the style which lays the sandstone on the stylobate of the laterite.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Banteay Prei Nokor

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Banteay Prei Nokor

Constructed : N/A
Religion: N/A
Style : N/A
King : Jayavarman II ★ 802 - 850 ★
Location : Kompong Cham province.


Comment : Banteay Prei Nokor it makes first capital of Jayavarman II which is categorized to the Cham vicinity. As for plane surface in square as for the size one side 2.5 kilometer. Lap as for the wall with the earth base, as for height 5 - 7 meters, as for width they are 15 - 20 meters.

In the figure the left the ring moat which is 100 meters in width is drawn, but the ring moat is present existence really and high how is a different opinion.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Banteay Kdei

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Banteay Kdei

Constructed : Late 12th/Early 13th century
Religion : Mahayana Buddhism
Style : Bayon
King : Jayavarman VII ★ 1181 - 1218 ★
Location : At the place where meet the small
and the large circuit, opposite Srah Srang.

Comments : Banteay Kdei is a perfect example of all that one regrets in Angkor: a temple which was to be splendid but which suffers from the large basic manufacturing defects. The Khmers, by building certain temples are advantages troubled about decoration and details that structure it, sometimes making large errors of design. Use of bad materials, bases badly consolidated, weak points in constructions in particular by aligning certain stone etc.


Moreover, Banteay Kdei, as some other temples of Angkor was built in several times and the style of Angkor Wat keep close to that of Bayon in a very debatable manner. Lastly, work of restoration leaves a splendid entry to the East but was abandoned on most of the temple which threatens to collapse with many places when it is not already done.

It systems of galleries and vestibules that were added after the construction of the main towers makes it look like a cloister. It was built in sandstone, which has deteriorated quite badly. However, there remain some very beautiful lintels and pediments.

Temple Detail : The tower gate of the Bayon style where the human surface is attached to four side is small unexpectedly. Left and right of the tower gate are connected to the peripheral wall of the laterite. Passing by the tower gate, when it keeps walking through the quiet forest for a while, the next tower gate is visible. It has become the wide terrace where this with the east tower gate of the third lap wall, foreward the that is a rail of temple. The statue of Buddha is enshrined in the front of the tower Moai section.

When it passes the east tower gate, the passage which has the rail of temple on both sides is followed to the building which is called "hole of gopura". As for "hole of gopura" the roof falls, just the pillar has lined up, but the name probably is attached from the place where the relief is cut in the pillar.
The tip of "hole of gopura" is the east tower gate of the second lap wall. The second lap wall (has become in the corridor) inside to be a corridor which hits against the lap wall, on the center there is a central hall.

Passing by the central hall, when it keeps advancing to west, passing the west tower gate of the second lap wall, it reaches to the west tower gate of the third lap wall which has the cruciform terrace. When from here furthermore it keeps walking on west, the peripheral wall east tower gate is visible.


Bantey Kdei has become the constitution where the various buildings line up into the straight line in east western direction. It should have kept walking from the east tower gate of the peripheral wall to the west tower gate, facing intently toward west, (or the reverse course is traced). Inside of the peripheral wall atmosphere is good with the quiet forest. Inside the ruins the places where collapse was exposed dangerously are not few.

At this ruins Sophia university Angkor ruins international investigation committee has done investigation continuously. In 2001 there is on a north east of the third lap wall east tower gate, from the small Domae earth, the stone pillar where the statue of Buddha and thousand body France where the part of the neck of the total 274 bodies is separated are cut was discovered.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Banteay Prei

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Banteay Prei

Constructed : Late 12th century
Religion : Mahayan Buddhism
Style : Bayon
King : Jayavarman VII ★ 1181 - 1218 ★
Location : On the large circuit, the left between Preah Khan and
Neak Pean, on the same small road and immediately after Prasat Prei.


Comments : Bantey Prei, the "fortress of the forest", is a small temple of Bayon style which presents an air of family with Ta Prohm but in much smaller and especially much less visited. Few tourists do not venture to make this small tour what makes of it a very calm and resting place. The corridor the central hall remains, also the mark of the ring moat is recognized. The large wood stimulates inside the corridor and stands.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sambor Prei Kuk

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Sambor Prei Kuk

Constructed : Early 7th century - 616
Religion: Hindu
Style : Sambor Prei Kuk
King : Isanavarman I ★ 611 - 635 ★
Location : Located in Sam Bor village, 37km from
Kampong Thom on National Highway No.64.

Sambor Prei Kuk is a former capital and was previously named Isan Borak and once a capital of Chenla between 7th and 8th century in pre-Angkorean period. A religious center dedicated to Shiva, Sambor Prei Kuk temple is made of solid brick and some laterite stone and is decorated with sculptures. The artistic front of Sar Sor Pich (Diamond pillar) and the door frames are made of sandstone. This temple was abandoned in 1971 and restored in 1980. A further 140 sites has been found in the forest nearby and two other known temples have yet to be discovered. They are not big but unique in it's style of lintel (Sambor Prei Kuk style), relief on the wall of the temples (flying palace) and octagonal plan.

When Sambor Prei Kuk is enjoyed, the male be completed it does that knowledge of the minimum is obtained history of thing and Sambor Prei Kuk who look at the principal ruins first with Angkor, concerning construction and the fine arts. Phosphorus Telecom of the sandstone where the part where it should observe carved the wall surface of the brick of the hall and the "aerial palace" and, this and is provided on the door of the hall (the lintel) with, in each case are type rare beauty. Also beauty of the light ray which is inserted inside the hall in octagon is worthy of to attention.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ruin in Puok

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Ruin in Puok

Constructed : N/A
Religion : N/A
Style : N/A
King : N/A
Location : West of west Baray.


Comment :There is a town which is called to the west of west Baray. The small ruins which scatters to the north was visited.

There are ruins of the quantity of the extent which it is possible to say that near this and furthermore on west and it is countless on north. Each ruins and state is bad, when the building has disappeared completely it is, but as for the ring moat is many a thing which almost leaves prototype.

The ring moat in order to be utilized, as the paddy field is thought that ruins visit itself becomes difficult in rainy season.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Royal Palace

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Royal Palace - Angkor Thom

Constructed : 12th century
Religion: N/A
Style : N/A
King : Jayavarman VII ★ 1181 - 1218 ★
Location : Located in Angkor Thom. The entrance starts from terrace of the elephant.

Comment : The court which is Angkor Thom is the place where successive king lives. Lap as for the wall of the laterite which has the height of 5 meters east west 585 meters and north and south 246 meters. The two-storied gate east, several ponds, temple Phimeanakas for the king, several small-scale leaving behind structures remain to that. The court itself was the woodwork to seem, presently it does not remain.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Rong Lmong

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Rong Lmong

Constructed : N/A
Religion : N/A
Style : N/A
King : N/A
Location : Front of Phnom Bakheng.


Comment : South of Angkor Thom, in the place where it enters from the road a little, there was a small leaving behind structure of the brick. It is found that the hand of restoration enters. It probably is the restoration by France. At one time in order to surround the hill of Angkor Thom which is the big center, it is seen that there were many small temples, but, this is probably the one of that.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Prei Prasat

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Prei Prasat

Constructed : 12th century
Religion : N/A
Style : N/A
King : Jayavarman VII ★ 1181 - 1218 ★
Location : North of Angkor Thom.


Comment : Go through north gate of Angkor Thom, then take the dirt road to the west. After 15 minutes and you will find the top of the ruin beyond the forest. the ruin is surrounded by the dried moat and atmosphere is very quiet. This ruins is said that at one of the institute which was made by Jayavarman VII, it is the worshipping hall which belongs to that.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Ta Nei

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Ta Nei

Constructed : Late 12th century
Religion : Mahayana Buddhism
Style : Bayon
King : Jayavarman VII ★ 1181 - 1218 ★
Location : Small Circuit. North of Ta Keo.

Comment : It is the Buddhism temple of the Bayon style which was made by Jayavarman VII in 12 centuries. The corridor was size of initial east west 35 meters and north and south 26 meters, but it was expanded afterwards by Rajendravarman II, reached size of east west 55 meters and north and south 47 meters.


The corridor was surrounded being lap the wall of the laterite, but this lap wall almost has disappeared. Lap septentrional and south side of the wall it can recognize the trace of the moat. The ruins itself being small-scale, the part which falls it is many. The stones have laid scattered, it is the atmosphere which becomes rough. The scripture house is just one inside the corridor.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Ta Keo

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Ta Keo

Constructed : Late 10th/Early 11th century - between 968 - 1001
Religion: Hindu
Style : Khleang
King : Jayavarman V ★ 968 - 1001 ★
Location : Small circuit, between Ta Phrom and Angkor Thom,
on the edge of the road.


Comment : The situation of Ta Keo, just at the edge of the road makes it possible to immediately give itself an overall idea of this temple mountain. It appears in these very geometrical lines, and completion misses it is obvious. This temple is thus an unfinished work, only the main work having been carried out. So to circumvent it by outside is very pleasant, but to make the rise of it can be disappointing.


The stoppage of the works at the stage of decoration can corresponds with the death of its creative King, Jayavarman V, its nephew and successor Udayadityavarman II or the usurper Suryavarman I which monopolized the throne from 1002 not wanting perhaps to see glory radiating on another but only themselves. Though it is, this temple is beautiful, well proportioned, but lack undoubtedly of the charm which characterizes the majority of the other temples of Angkor.


Temple Detail : Depending the dying of the king, construction was discontinued and was left. Because of that, it has remained the structural material of the sandstone accumulating exposed. The temple of that time how doing, it is the valuable ruins which can be made and known high. The rock work seeing being elaborate, the opening is prompt. The temple of mountain type (Temple Mountain) is, of the central hall freeboard there are 20 meters or more.


As for the temple, presently the duplication which is inside the ring moat which does not have the water lap being surrounded in the wall, in both lap wall is a tower gate in four directions of north east. Lap as for wall outside east west approximately 120 meters and north and south 100 meters. The base does the laterite and top with the sandstone. Lap as for wall inside east west approximately 80 meters and north and south 75 meters. The corridor of the sandstone which on the base of the high laterite was opened inside is riding. It is narrow, closes the corridor which is in early stage of development outside, the window opens only inside.

There is a central stylobate which increases in three layer lap inside the wall inside, the central hall and four secondary halls stand on that. Those where a state where construction has been discontinued has been shown well are these five halls. Impression of Ta Keo in a manner of speaking is Modern architecture of the concrete placing releasing. In the view which the structural material of the sandstone stacks skillfully and can be brought together, beauty of modelling which leads to today is felt.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Srah Srang

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Srah Srang

Constructed : Mid 10th and Late 12th century
Religion: Mahayana Buddhism
Style : Bayon
King : Rajendravarman II & Jayavarman VII
Location : At the place where meet the small one and the large circuit, opposite Banteay Kdei.


Comment : With the origin, it is a baray of modest size which was transformed and arranged under Jayavarman VII to make of it a gigantic personal swimming pool of the Queen! The landing stage, kindly decorated is located just opposite Banteay Kdei, a swimming pool of 700 by 200 meters in the medium of which a vague small island on which remains what was supposed to be a small temple. Srah Srang is also one of the most beautiful places to admire the sunrise, a variation of large crowd of Angkor Wat.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Spean Thma

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Spean Thma

Constructed : 16th century
Style : Bayon
King : Unknown
Location : Small circuit, between Ta Keo and Thommanom.


Comment : Spean Thma, the bridge of stone. It would have been rebuilt several times and is hardly of interest the more so as it is possible to see many bridges in better states on the road from Siem reap in Phnom Penh. It will be noticed nevertheless that the bridge is currently to a hundred meters from the river what shows at which point the water court moved with time.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Small Ruin

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Small Ruin

Inside Angkor Thom and south side of Bayon temple, there was a leaving behind structure where the components of the sandstone lay scattered. As the mouth is and been a tower hall it is visible. Style of the statue of Buddha which is cut there is moved, as been similar to the statue of Buddha of the tie.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Tep Pranam

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Tep Pranam

Constructed : 9th century
Religion : Buddhist
Style : Mixed
King : Yasovarman I ★ 889 - 910 ★
Location : Angkor Thom, behind the Terrace of Leper King.

Comment : Here is a beautiful example of a building which will have evolved during centuries and of the builders. The first Buddha would have been built by Yasovarman 1st during the construction of first Angkor. But the beautiful stone alley which leads to this Buddha him would be posterior, as well as the statues which decorate this alley.

Today, the statue of the Buddha is covered with a contemporary construction which is not better effect, but one will like nevertheless to press foot these flagstones which have to see passing so much from world, anonymities, noble or Kings!

Temple Detail : Tep Pranam is the ruins where the court is located septentrional. You can see the lion image on both sides of the going/participating road whose width is wide.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Ta Som

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Ta Som

Constructed : Late 12th century
Religion: Mahayana Buddhism
Style : Bayon
King : Jayavarman VII ★ 1181 - 1218 ★
Location : On the large circuit, in the north of the baray Eastern.


Comment : This small temple is presented in the form of a one Ta Prohm in miniature. Some sculptures are in good condition, but especially, the tree which pushed on East Gopura is to be seen absolutely. The roots block the passage partially, surround the door some cross the walls, others support them! One moment of calms and traditional for the photographes!

Temple Detail : Buddhist temple dedicated to the memory of the Kings's ancestors, the Ta Som temple is especially known by its towers with faces. As Ta Prohm, it is partially invaded by the jungle. Road side (west side) the small tower gate which has the human surface (it is on the peripheral wall) to be, here entering, when it keeps advancing, exceeding at one time the ring moat mark, it reaches to the west tower gate of the inside perimeter wall.

Furthermore that is a corridor first, on the center is a central hall. Walking around the corridor generally, seeing, it means to walk. It is the ruins which atmosphere is good and does cosily. Furthermore when you walk through the forest to east, there is an east tower gate of the peripheral wall. The wood the slag has been attached on top of the east tower gate. Around is the forest, promenade near feeling is good. The sunbeam very is clean in the day when weather is good.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Ta Prohm Kel

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Ta Prohm Kel

Constructed : Late 12 th century
Religion: Buddhism
Style : Bayon
King : Jayavarman VII ★ 1181 - 1218 ★
Location : At 200 meters only and almost opposite the principal entry of Angkor Wat, a little more in north. You can go there walking from Angkor Wat.


Comment : Few people approach this small ruin of which there does not remain large-thing and it is a shame, it is full with charm. This small temple was the vault of one of the 102 hospitals built by Jayavarman VII. Inscriptions teach us that it is related to the legend of the paralysed beggar who was cured at this place and flew away by overlapping the horse of Indra.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Ta Prohm

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Ta Prohm

Constructed : Late 12th/Early 13th century - 1186
Religion: Buddhism
Style : Bayon
King : Jayavarman VII ★ 1181 - 1218 ★
Location : On the large circuit, just beside Banteay Kdei. East of Angkor Thom.


Comment : This temple is certainly one of most impressive, if not most impressive of all the temples of the site of Angkor . It was to be in its time a gigantic monastic city and when you enter by the Est gate, while moving through this splendid forest towards the temple itself, it is necessary to imagine that you cross an active city of many people where houses, made light materials entirely disappeared with Time. Inscriptions indicate that 80.000 people worked at the service of this monastery and inter alias the monks used 5 tons of gold plate! Ta Phrom forms part of the last generation of Angkorian temples, on only one level, surrounded by many galleries. You will be immediately impressed by the number, the size and the quality of the still intact galleries.

The others are only fall and heap of stones. The French School of Extreme Orient, which is at the base of many work of restoration of Angkor, would have voluntarily left this temple in this state of decay, where nature continues its work destroying in order to give to the visitor this very special impression to discover a wild place. The EFEO is as justified by saying as there exists on the site of Angkor many other examples of this kind of architecture, like Banteay Srey or the very close Banteay Kdei, but also releases itself from an enormous task, it is enough for persuaded to look at the numbers of stones scattered on the ground. In addition, the roots which surround the walls and invade certain galleries are a true treat for the eyes and the photographers! Set up five years after the arrival on the throne of Jayavarman VII, Ta Phrom is dedicated to his mother, and is formed part of the temples dedicated to the divinized parents. It will build later Preah Khan in the honor of his father. To be visited absolutely.

The Buddhism temple ruins like one city that inside the immense site which east west 1000 meter north and south 600 meters. There is a mark of the ring moat which surrounds the third lap wall on left and right. The next second lap wall does with the laterite. Inside having become the corridor, the roof of the sandstone is riding. As for the banyan tree with the very much high trees and shrubs, there is no branch excluding the part of the canopy. The key also voice of the bird which calls sharply has emphasized strange atmosphere.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Ta Norei

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Ta Norei

Constructed : N/A
Religion : N/A
Style : N/A
King : N/A
Location : In the South of Western Baray, Near Kos Ho temple.


Comment : There were perfectly nothing but only one 'Yoni' at the site of Prasat Ta Norei. the site itself is located between Siem Reap Airport and West Baray. Completely there was no at all in the place where it has Prasat Ta Norei.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Prasat Top Pre Rup

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Prasat Top - south of Pre Rup

Constructed : N/A
Religion: N/A
Style : N/A
King : N/A
Location : South of Pre Rup.
Comment : The map attaching the around to depending, on south side of the Pre Rup temple it kept entering. The road of the waterway paralleling was thin, eventually became like the path between rice fields. The ruins and others it forces and the thing is not found. Several mounds are visible. And the fact that it was the small earth heaping which is covered with the trees and shrubs and the grass (the mound).

Friday, May 15, 2009

Thommanon

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Thommanon

Constructed : Late 11th/Early 12th century
Religion: Hindu
Style : Angkor Wat
King : Suryavarman II ★ 1113 - 1150 ★
Location : On the small circuit, between Victory Gate and Ta Keo, opposite Chau Say Tevoda.


Comment : Its location and its good state of conservation make a small this temple pleasant to visit. In the purest Angkorian style, this temple is worth a visit the more so as it will make it possible to then go to see Chau Say Tevoda, which resembles to him but which is currently in restoration, just on other side of the road.


Temple Detail : There is a lovely terrace in the ruins which exists. The largest terrace which is seen at the other ruins perhaps probably is the cruciform terrace of Angkor Wat, but as for size being different, having been similar as for impression as a terrace it is funny. Several degrees the stairway rising from here and doing to descend the east tower gate, the front shrine passing it keeps advancing to the hall.

As for the scripture house it is not north and south symmetrical and there is on just south side. Furthermore foreward from the road facing to the building, we want paying attention to also the little basin which is. Here is the mark at one time of the ring moat.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Thma Bay Kaek

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Thma Bay Kaek

Constructed : 10th century
Religion: Sivaism
Style : Bakheng
King : Yasovarman I ★ 889 - 910 ★
Location : Between the south moat of Angkor Thom and Baksei Chamkrong, to the north of this last monument and 125m west of the road.


Comment : Thma Bay Kaek is a group of very small ruins and facing to the moat of Angkor Thom. The stylobate section of the laterite and portion of structure above upper deck of the brick making remain.
An excavation of the site discovered, under the paving of the sanctury charmber, an intact sacred deposit composed of a quincunx of five gold leaves. The larger central leaf was engraved with the outline of a standing bull: the traditional mount of Shiva.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Terrace of Leper King

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Terrace of Leper King

Constructed : Late 12th century
Religion : Mahayana Buddhism
Style : Bayon
King : Jayavarman VII ★ 1181 - 1218 ★
Location : Angkor Thom - In the prolongation of the Terrace to the elephants.


Comments: It's one of numerous Angkor's mystery. On a terrace a little with the variation, all in the north of the Terrace of the elephants, is a statue known as "of Leper King ". This terrace owes its name to a small asexual statue that one thinks of being the statue of king Yasovarman who'd have died from the leprosy. But other explanation is that this statue would represent Yama, the god of the deaths, and the terrace would have been in fact a royal crematorium.

On the highly-rated of the terrace, a narrow and long trench and a quantity of magnificent sculptures and preserved well, representing Apsaras, geniuses and monsters, quantity of divinities, a surprising coolness and beauty. This very long corridor, was completely restored, every unsettled sculpture and resettled on the new walls.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Terrace of Elephant

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Terrace of Elephant

Constructed : Late 12 th century
Religion: Mahayana Buddhism
Style : Bayon
King : Jayavarman VII ★ 1181 - 1218 ★
Location : Angkor Thom, in the North of Bayon.


Comment : If it is a place which can make dream, it is well this terrace of the elephants! This species of gigantic platform where the King took seat surrounded by his court and many people extends on 300 meters, from Baphuon to the Terrace of Leper King. Sat on this platform, one is vis-a-vis a gigantic lawn, delimited in the East by the twelve towers of Prasat Suor Prat. From there, one can imagine the imposing spectacles which have to be held there, parades of the army, combat of animals, dances and music. Behind the Terrace, the Royal Palace, and just opposite, the splendid alley which leads directly to the Victory Gate!

"The terrace of the elephant" confronting in the open space before the court, is name of the long terrace which follows to north and south direction meanderingly. It was made by Jayavarman VII, was used in inspection and the like of king family.


True to its name you can see the relief of the elephant in the side wall, but the relief itself has not been that much clear. Subject of the relief is circumstances of the hunting by the elephant mainly. There is a Garuda relief in the septentrional side wall of the terrace. In addition, there is the decoration which imitates the head of the elephant in both sides of the stairway which belongs to the terrace.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Trapeang Totung Thngai

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Trapeang Totung Thngai

Constructed : N/A
Religion : N/A
Style : N/A
King : N/A
Location : Roluos Group.


Comment : When you ask to the village people, the men of several people guided. It had adjoined the ruins to the village. The hall of the brick doing difficult complete being the mark which slips at first glance, it is understood. Leaving behind structure of the sandstone which is how many thing Torii's way remains. These were thought that it is the part which supports the structure of the brick as an entrance of the building and a portion of the passage.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Trapeang Pong

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Trapeang Pong

Constructed : N/A
Religion : N/A
Style : N/A
King : N/A
Location : Roluos Group.


Comment : When proceed to the rice fields where was filled with knee deep water, water was warm and smooth. walking for 15 minutes between rice plants and lotus flowers and we found the ruin. Prasat Trapeang Pong was on a small 'island' in the ricefields.

The water of depth about of the knee aimed toward the ruins separately. The lukewarm water being smooth, feeling is good. After walking through the water where the flower of the lotus blooms, it was on the slightly elevated mound, the ruins which arrives being surrounded in the water, quite like the island.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Trapeang Daunmea

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Trapeang Daunmea

There is a wide pond to hide on back of the court which is categorized near the center of Angkor Thom. The road which reaches there is deep and it goes separately.

With that pond which is called Trapeang Daun Mea, the people of local end take the fish and/or have raised the lotus it seems. Respectively there was a temple in the bank of north and south of the east approaching of the pond, it seems but, near that you walk the system place distantly and turn, just can see the fragment of the brick in here and there. But the scenery of the tranquil pond which is surrounded in the deep forest had those which it is hard to forget very.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Tram Neak

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Tram Neak

Constructed : N/A
Religion: N/A
Style : N/A
King : N/A
Location : N/A.


Comment : It tried keeping hearing that there is a ruins, Tram Neak. A little goes north from national highway 6. But there just is a Buddhism temple, the ruins and others to force there, the thing is not found. The only, statue of naga being protected in the hall of the concrete, it remained. In the dim grounds, the reading sutra of the monks was continued long with the evening.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Prasat Top Ta Keo

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Prasat Top - near Ta Keo

Constructed : N/A
Religion: N/A
Style : N/A
King : N/A
Location : Near Ta Keo temple.


Comment : Very small ruin is made with the sandstone near by Ta Keo, but top has collapsed. Like Ta Keo and this ruin seems to be stopped to build. Impression of this ruin is similar to Ta Keo.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Ak Yum

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Ak Yum

Constructed : 7th century - Pre-Angkor
Religion: Hindu
Style : Kompong Pras
King : Unknown
Location : In the south of western baray, approximately a kilometre before the western end.


Comment : Ak Yum is the earliest known temple mountain architectural design. Inscriptions indicate that a temple dedicated to the Hindu. It is located in the southern of western baray. Ak Yum is regarded as the oldest Angkor ruin in the area. During the construction of the West Baray, which is located immediately to the north of it, parts of Ak Yum was built over. It is not certain which Khmer king built this monument. Ak Yum were re-used during the reign of Jayavarman I. Similarly, the ruins as visible today was built over the original structure.

This temple, a little to away of the major monuments of Angkor is not of great interest for a tourist but is archaeologically very important. Inscriptions indicate the first construction to this temple in 609, which makes of him the oldest pre-Angkorian vestige found at this date. It was located on the road of first Angkor , and was partially buried during the construction of Phnom Bakheng, then definitively buried at the beginning of the XII° century during the installation of the dams of Baray.

This temple is also the first prototype of mountain temple, concept largely included thereafter in the various Angkorian constructions. Because of its stranding, the release of Ak Yum was a considerable work, it was even necessary to dynamite part of the dam to discover it completely.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

West Mebon

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West Mebon

Constructed : Late 11th century
Religion : Hindu
Style : Baphuon
King : Udayadityavarman II ★ 1050 - 1066 ★
Location : West of Angkor Thom. North of Siem Reap Airport. In the middle of West Baray.
A fragment of the layer Vishnu's statue, bronze. Actually keeps at the national museum of the Phnom-Penh.


Comment : West Mebon is the artificial island. Angkor regional largest Baray, west mebon it is middle. Barely you can see the leaving behind structure of the temple in the island. The enormous Vishnu's God image of the bronze make which is discovered from the well which inside the ruins is (the photograph right) it is the masterpiece.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

West Baray - Baray Toek Thla

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West Baray - Baray Toek Thla

Constructed : 9th century & 12th century
King : Jayavarman VII ★ 1181 - 1218 ★
Location : West of Angkor Thom. North of Siem Reap Airport.


Comment : West Baray largest artificial reservoir is at Angkor area, is only artificial reservoir which at the same time even presently is used.

The barays are immense water tanks probably intended for the irrigation of the surrounding rice plantations of which some claim that they also played of religious or political roles. The first barays date from the 9th century, most important built by Jayavarman VII in the 12th century (8 km by 2.2 km are those) and one builds some still nowadays! Largest barays, several kilometres of with dimensions contained 40 million cubic meters of water. It is possible that a rupture of criminal origin of the dams of the Eastern baray is at the origin of a gigantic flood of the area and by the same occasion of a terrible epidemic which would have obliged the Khmer people to flee and to thus give up the site of Angkor at the beginning of the 15° century. This would also explain why this baray would have filled of ground and sand thus transforming it into a gigantic rice plantation.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Vat Athvea

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Vat Athvea

Constructed : Late 11th century
Religion : Hindu
Style : Angkor Wat
King : Suryavarman II ★ 1113 - 1150 ★
Location : On the right of the way from Siem Reap to Phnom Krom.

Comment : Quantities which designate Angkor Wat similar and west as the front it is one of the few temples. There is a position where it goes west from the middle of the way which reaches to Angkor from the port of the Phnom Krom there is a Buddhism temple of today in side. The plane surface constitution which in addition has four scripture houses around the central hall lap it is high with the wall and the basic stand section, is unusual.

At one time, it was the important temple where the visitor to the Angkor Wat which arrives stops. Have coexisted with the ruins and the Buddhism temple. The Buddhism temple very famous seems in the person of local end. Also the people whom it visits are few, can appreciate slowly.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

All Temples

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TheAngkor is a wonderful website in Cambodia that list all Khmer temples. We can see the detail of temples such as construction year, religion, style of temple, location and the detail or comment of temple.

Angkor Wat is a wonderful wonder of the world that everyone dream to see it. Suppose that one day you woke up from a dream of wanting to visit one of the most magnificent temples in the world which located in an old city that full of great culture and civilization, Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia would come close to satisfying that dream.

temples

Angkor Wat temple is the identity of Cambodia and the soul of Cambodian.

Classification Alphabatically Temples

Ak Yum *
Angkor Wat *****
Angkor Thom ***
Bakong **
Baksei Chamkrong *
Banteay Chhmar *
Banteay Kdei **
Banteay Prei *
Banteay Prei Nokor *
Banteay Samre *
Banteay Srei ***
Banteay Thom *
Banteay Torp *
Baphuon **
Ba Phnom *
Budhist Temples *
Bat Chum *
Bayon ****
Beng Melea **
Beng Thom *
Chau Say Tevoda *
East Baray *
East Mebon **
Kas Ho *
Kapilapura *
Kbal Spean *
Kleangs (North and South) *
Koh Ker **
Koh Chhuk *
Krol Ko *
Krol Romeas / Krol Damrei *
Kuk Roka *
Kutisvara *
Leak Nean (Pre Rup) *
Leak Nean (Ta Keo) *
Lolei *
Lovea Village *
Mangalartha *
Monument 486 *
Neak Pean **
Phimeanakas **
Phnom Bakheng ***
Phnom Bok *
Phnom Krom *
Phnom Da *
Phnom Kulen *
Prasat Bei *
Prasat Chrung *
Prasat Kravan *
Prasat Prei *
Prasat Pthu *
Prasat Suor Prat *
Prasat Tor *
Prasat Tonle Snguot *
Pre Rup **
Preah Einkosi *
Preah Khan ***
Preah Khan Kompong Svay *
Preah Ko *
Preah Palilay *
Preah Vihear ***
Preah Pithu Group *
Prei Khmeng *
Prei Monti *
Prei Prasat *
Roluos Group **
Rong Lmong *
Royal Palace *
Ruins in Puok *
Sambor Prei Kuk **
Small Ruin *
Spean Thma *
Srah Srang *
Ta Keo *
Ta Nei *
Ta Norei *
Ta Prohm ***
Ta Prohm Kel *
Ta Som **
Tep Pranam *
Terrace of Elephants **
Terrace of Leper King ***
Thma Bay Kaek *
Thommanon **
Top Pre Rup *
Top Ta Keo *
Tram Neak *
Trapeang Daunmea *
Trapeang Pong *
Trapeang Totung Thngai *
Vat Athvea *
West Baray *
West Mebon *

Small Tour Circuit

Angkor Wat ****
Angkor Thom ***
Bakheng ***
Baksei Chamkrong *
Banteay Kdei **
Baphuon **
Bayon ****
Chau Say Tevoda *
Monument 486 *
Prasat Kravan *
Prasat Bei *
Phimeanakas **
Royal Palace *
Srah Srang *
Ta Keo *
Ta Prohm ***
Ta Prohm Kel *
Terrace of Elephants **
Terrace of Leper King **
Thommanon **

Large Tour Circuit

Angkor Wat *****
Angkor Thom ***
Bakheng ***
Baksei Chamkrong *
Banteay Kdei **
Baphuon **
Bayon ****
East Mebon **
Krol Romeas / Krol Damrei *
Monument 486 *
Neak Pean **
Phimeanakas **
Prasat Bei *
Preah Khan ***
Prasat Kravan *
Pre Rup **
Srah Srang *
Ta Prohm Kel *
Ta Som **
Terrace of Elephants **

Angkor Wat Temple

AngkorAngkor Wat have been constructed as a temple for King Suryavarman II at the peak of the Khmer empire in the first half of the 12th century. As with other Angkorean temples and walled cities such as Angkor Thom, the central theme of Khmer architecture revolved around the idea of the temple-mountain. The central monument represents the mythical Mount Meru, the holy mountain at the centre of the universe, which was home to the Hindu god Vishnu.


Bayon Temple

BayonIn the heart of Angkor Thom lies the beautiful Bayon temple. It was built about a century after Angkor Wat. It is unlike most of the other temples; no walls surround the terrain, and the style is Buddhist. The more than 200 large faces carved on the 54 towers are believed to depict the god Loki, or Avalokitesvara, or the Buddha King, or a mixture of the portrait of the Buddha and the King Jayavarman VII, but opinions differ. For many architectural and symbolic details a fitting explanation still has to be found. There are also some significant changes in style which leads archeologists to believe that the Bayon was built over a long period of time.


Banteay Srei Temple

Banteay SreiJewel of Khmer art, this temple with restricted dimensions is well outside the whole of Angkor. The term of " Banteay Srey " can be translated by " fortress of the women " but its real significance differs according to various interpretations. Some say that this temple was built by women, of other, that it was reserved to the women, or that many women there were found, but most probable in our eyes is that according to which the temple would have been built in homage to the women.


Phnom Bakheng

BakengThe ruins of a monumental staircase which climbs the slope of a 60 m height natural hill, it is the temple mountain of Phnom Bakheng. Every evening, a many crowd - a little too many - is pressed there to go to admire the sunset. Some choose to ride elephant to go until in top of the hill, others climb the staircases courageously. Arrived in top, the sight is with the height of the efforts made for the rise. With far, one can see the silhouettes of Phnom Krom in the South and Phnom Khulen in North. One sees there also Baray, the forest of Angkor Thom and one overhangs Angkor Wat.

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