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Angkor Archeological Park

Prasat Chrung

Explore the heart of the Khmer ancestral empire

     At each corner of Angkor Thom city, there is a small temple called PRASAT CHRUNG (“Shrine of the Angle”).

The Khmer term “Chrung” (pronounced “tshrong”) means “corner” or “angle”, the four corners of the city walls of Angkor Thom.

Built towards the end of the King Jayavarman VII’s reign, the four Prasat Chrung share the same layout: a cruciform sanctuary and a square stone pavilion. Carvings of small celestial beings on the sanctuary and pediments devoted to Lokeshvara and Buddhas are very attractive. The best preserved is the one located in the South-East corner.

Discover all the current projects happening in Prasat Chrung Temple

Info and tips for visitor

Date :

End of the 12th century

Style

Bayon

Opening hours

7:30 am to 5:30 pm

Reign

Jayavarman VII

Religion

Buddhist

Tour

15 minutes at each temple, excluding the walking time of the 1500 m from the gate to the temple

Click to take a tour of the photo gallery of Prasat Chrung Temple