Sunday, December 6, 2009

Prasat Kravan


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.

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