Prasat Kravan

The real attraction is within

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What we say: 3 stars

Unique for Khmer art, the interior of the sanctuaries contain brick bas reliefs of an outstanding standard. At the time of construction, Khmer brickies didn't use mortar but a vegetable compound instead. This has allowed the bricks to sit very close together and further accentuates the appeal of the bas reliefs.

If you see the occasional CA (stands for "Conservation Angkor") on some bricks, you're looking at one of the bricks that formed a part of the restoration that took place in the late 1960s. The name Prasat Kravan means "Cardomom Sanctuary", a reference to a large cardomom tree that once grew on the grounds.

Last updated: 12th October, 2014


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