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Baphuon Angkor

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25 Nov 2015 | Wed

Day 08 of 47

Today’s Events:

– Angkor Wat Sunrise

– Angkor Wat

– Bayon Angkor

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– Phimeanakas Angkor

– Terrace Leper King Angkor

– Ta Keo Angkor

– Ta Prohm Angkor

– Baphuon Angkor –

The Baphuon (Khmer: ប្រាសាទបាពួន) is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia. It is located in Angkor Thom, northwest of the Bayon.

Built in the mid-11th century, it is a three-tiered temple mountain: 103  built as the state temple of Udayadityavarman II: 103  dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. It is the archetype of the Baphuon style with intricate carvings covering every available surface. The temple adjoins the southern enclosure of the royal palace and measures 120 meters east-west by 100 meters north-south at its base and stands 34 meters tall without its tower, which would have made it roughly 50 meters tall. Its appearance apparently impressed Temür Khan’s late 13th-century envoy Zhou Daguan during his visit from 1296 to 1297, who said it was ‘the Tower of Bronze…a truly astonishing spectacle, with more than ten chambers at its base. (Wikipedia)

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