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Baksei Chamkrong

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A small but delightfully proportioned pyramid temple, Baksei Chamkrong is well worth a quick stop if you’re passing by.

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Set among tall trees between Phnom Bakheng and the south gate of Angkor Thom, it’s an oasis of tranquility—with often plentiful birdlife—before you reach the hectic south gate. It is possible to climb the stairs—with some 60 degrees of steepness no less—to the top where there are inscriptions on either side of the doorway. You’re best off using the staircase at the back (west) and do so at your own risk, of course.

So attractive yet so little-visited. Photo taken in or around Baksei Chamkrong, Angkor, Cambodia by Caroline Major.

So attractive yet so little-visited. Photo: Caroline Major

Baksei Chamkrong is one of the few constructions dating to the short reign of Harshavarman I (910 to 922), and was built in honour of his parents—being aptly situated at the foot of his father’s greatest achievement, the temple of Bakheng. There are some well-preserved sandstone carvings including an impressive lintel of Indra riding the three-headed ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 200 words.)


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