Chau Say Tevoda

Worth a quick look

What we say: 3 stars

Along with its sister temple Thomannon just over the road, Chau Say Tevoda is worth a look if you can spare the time between the more famous temples — but if you only have time for one then check out Thomannon for its superb lintels and pediments.

Spot the restoration.

Library to the left.

Slightly later than Thomannon, Chau Say Tevoda may still have been begun by Dharanindravarman since it too has several explicitly Buddhist carvings, before being continued by Suryavarman II and perhaps Yasovarman II. The temple features a couple of libraries as well as a long causeway which leads to a terrace — beyond that, the Siem Reap river.

Chau Say Tevoda

If you have time.

Restoration work was carried out between 2000-2009 with restricted access, but it’s fully open now and to the untrained eye the new blocks no longer stick out like they once did.

Last updated: 14th January, 2015

About the author:
Caroline swapped the drizzle of Old Blighty for the dazzling sunshine of Siem Reap and she spends most weekends cycling the temple-studded terrain that she can call her backyard.
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