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Um Tomo

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Also called Um Muang and Uo Moung, the ruins of Wat Um Tomo are found in the forest on the east side of the Mekong, were dedicated to Rudrani and during the Angkor Empire, it was one of 102 shrines built by King Yasovarman I across the Khmer kingdom.

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A site of worship from the 7th to 9th century, like Wat Phu it was reconstructed during the 11th and 12th century. There’s very little left to see here except for a carving lined walkway, two smaller temple pavilions, one collapsed and the other precariously still standing, and the Tomo river. It’s a peaceful site but unless you’re fascinated by this sort of history, you may be disappointed by what you see (or don’t see). Having a guide, doing your own research will greatly enhance your appreciation for it as there is no information signage. The artefacts have been moved to the Wat ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 200 words.)


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