Bakheng Temple

Sunset at Bakheng Temple in the Angkor Complex.
-OverviewConstructed: Late 9th – Early 10th century C.E. Religion: Hindu (Shiva) King/Patron: Yasovarman I (AD889-910) Style: BakhengPhnom Bakheng was constructed more than two centuries before the Angkor Wat. It is a Hindu temple originally built in the form of a temple mountain dedicated to Shiva. Historians believe that Phnom Bakheng was in its heyday, the principal temple of the Angkor region. It was the architectural centerpiece of a new capital that Yasovarman ...
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