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Temples

Bat Chum

The Buddhist temple was built around 960 by the same architect who built the temple of East Mebon. He is the only Khmer architect whose name is known to us. It is a small Buddhist temple made of bricks, nestled among the rice paddies. Poems praising the temple´s builder are engraved on each of the door uprights.

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Bayon

Bayon was erected under the reign of Jayavarman VII, towards the end of the 12th century; this extremely complex temple is sometimes viewed as embodying a type of Angkorian “baroque” in comparison with Angkor Wat. The smiling face depicted on many of its towers is enigmatic.

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Beng Mealea

Boeng Melea is a largest temple built in the middle of the 12th century following a layout similar to Angkor Wat. Located 60 kilometers northeast of the town of Siem Reap and enveloped in luxuriant jungle vegetation, it was recently re-opened to visitors.

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Chau Srei Vibol

Chau Srei Vibol was builtend of the 11th century; it sits about 17 kilometers directly east of Angkor Wat. Surrounded by huge moats (about 1450 meters east-west and 970 meters north-south), the largest after those of Angkor Wat.

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Chaussay Devata Temple

These small gems are located on either side of the royal avenue exiting from the Royal Palace at the East Baray and heading east. They were built on the mid of the 12th century in a style that blends perfectly with the art of Angkor Wat.

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East Mebon

The East Mebon rises up from the middle of a huge dry reservoir, the east Baray (7.5 km x 1.83 km) that was capable of holding 55 million cubic meters of water. The same architect who built Bat Chum built the Mebon. An inscription indicates that the divinity of this Temple was dedicated on Friday 28th January 953 at 11 AM.

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Elephant Terrace

300 meters long terrace at the heart of Angkor Thom that gets its name from the elephants that decorate its walls within the same area, lions and garudas. In Angkorian times, it served as a platform for the king’s reception pavilione.

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Kbal Spean

Known in English as the River of 1,000 Lingas, Kbal Spean has hundreds of Brahmanist yoni and lingas which have been carved into the stone riverbed of Steung Siem Reap. The river is said to represent the life force which joins the phallic and feminine carvings creating blessed water.

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Krol Ko

Built under the reign of King Jayavarman VII, KROL KO is a small temple made of sandstone. Buddha and Lokeshvara were omnipresent at the temple. This temple is a good example of an escape from iconographical destruction occurred at the end of the reign of the King.

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