Cambodia | Siem Reap

East Mebon Angkor

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24 Nov 2015 | Tue

Day 07 of 47

Today’s Events:

– Morning Tuk Tuk Ride to Angkor Wat

– Angkor Archaeological Park Visitor Center

– Entering Angkor Thom through the North Gate

– Preah Khan Angkor

– Neak Pean Angkor

– Ta Som Angkor

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– Pre Rup Angkor

– Banteay Kdei Angkor

– Bayon Angkor

– East Mebon Angkor –

The East Mebon (Khmer: ប្រាសាទមេបុណ្យខាងកើត) is a 10th Century temple at Angkor, Cambodia. Built during the reign of King Rajendravarman, it stands on what was an artificial island at the center of the now dry East Baray reservoir.

The East Mebon was dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva and honors the parents of the king. Its location reflects Khmer architects’ concern with orientation and cardinal directions. The temple was built on a north-south axis with Rajendravarman’s state temple, Pre Rup, located about 1,200 meters to the south just outside the baray. The East Mebon also lies on an east-west axis with the palace temple Phimeanakas, another creation of Rajendravarman’s reign, located about 6,800 meters due west. (Wikipedia)

For More About East Mebon Angkor:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Mebon

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