Preah Ko Temple

Preah Ko Temple
-Constructed: Late 9th century C.E. Religion: Hindu (Shiva) King/Patron: Indravarman I Style: Preah Ko Location: 13.5km (20 minutes by car, 30 minutes by Tuk Tuk) from Siem Reap in Roluos Group Temple.Roluos Group: Six towers displaying set on a platform, all beautifully preserved carvings. Originally surrounded by walls and gopuras of which only vestiges remain. Preah Ko was one of the first major temples of the empire at the early Khmer capital of Hariharalaya. Prea...
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Bakong Temple

Bakong Temple - Rolous Group
-OverviewConstructed: Late 9th century C.E. King/Patron: Indravarman I Religion: Hindu Style: Preah Ko Location: Distance from [[Siem Reap]] to [[Bakong Temple]] is around 13.5km (20 minutes by car, 30 minutes by Tuk Tuk) from Siem Reap. Take NR6 from Siem Reap town towards Phnom Penh, for about 12km, turn south for about 1km to Bakong. You can visit Bakong temple at any time of the day, but late-afternoon is a good time to see the temple with relatively few crowds, w...
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Boeng Mealea Temple

Boeng Mealea Temple
-The remains of Boeng Mealea Temple, which are still partly buried under vegetation, consist of perfectly squared-off sandstone building blocks. The outstanding decoration dates from the fist half of the 12th century.In various times, the pediments of some buildings are sculpted with narrative scenes from the Ramayana, and while Hindu iconographic themes are plentiful, Boeng Mealea is clearly a Buddhist sanctuary as Banteay Samre, which is more or less contemporaneous. This is conf...
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Neak Pean Temple

Neak Pean Temple
-Constructed: Late 12th century C.E. Religion: Buddhist King/Patron: Jayavarman VII Style: BayonA small island temple located in the middle of the last baray (the Preah Khan Baray or Jayatataka) to be constructed by a Khmer king in the Angkor area. The central temple sits at the axis of a cross or lotus pattern of eight pools. Originally known as Rajasri, Neak Pean took its modern appellation, which means ‘coiled serpents,’ from the encoiled nagas that encircled the temp...
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Preah Khan Temple

Preah Khan Temple
-Constructed: Late 12th century C.E. Religion: Buddhist King/Patron: Jayavarman VII Style: Bayon[[Preah Khan Temple]] was built on the site of Jayavarman VII’s victory over the invading Chams in 1191. In its heyday, this was the centre of a substantial organisation with almost 100,000 officials and servants. This temple is flat in design, with a basic plan of successive rectangular galleries around a Buddhist sanctuary complicated by Hindu satellite temples and numerous ...
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