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.

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