Dedicated in 960AD during the reign of Rajendravarman by the only known royal architect Kavindrarimathana. The same architect who was responsible for the royal palace, Prasat Pre Rup and East Mebon. Although his king religiion was hindu, his was Buddhist as is this temple. Rarely visited by tourists, thankfully, it get much needed repair as you can see here. There are still fine lintles, door colonettes and beautiful inscriptions on each door jam for all 3 shrines.
Taken on: 17th August, 2012. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See Khmer dude បុរសខែ្ម's page of Flickr
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Set in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap is best known for being home to the incredible Angkor ruins, a sprawling World Heritage-listed complex of ancient temples with the magnificent Angkor Wat as the focal point.
While the Angkor park is surely one of the globe's most amazing historical sites, Siem Reap province is also home to an array of other ruins, such as Beng Mealea, Bantaey Srei, and the holy mountain Phnom Kulen. So if ancient temple ruins are your thing, this province -- an expansive piece of mostly flat land, covered in rice fields and brush -- must be explored fully. It runs along the north shore of the Tonle Sap, Cambodia's "Great Lake", and north to Oddar Meanchey province, where Pol Pot met his end. Few visitors get around to the fringes, even though they are becoming increasingly accessible after many improvements to Cambodia's roads.
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