Cambodia | Siem Reap

Phimeanakas Angkor

Southeast Asia Tour 2015

Siem Reap | Cambodia

25 Nov 2015 | Wed

Day 07 of 46

  • Angkor Wat Sunrise
  • Angkor Wat
  • Bayon Angkor
  • Baphuon Angkor
  • Phimeanakas Angkor
  • Terrace Leper King Angkor
  • Ta Keo Angkor
  • Ta Prohm Angkor

Phimeanakas Angkor

The Phimeanakas temple is an iconic structure located in the Cambodian town of Angkor. The temple is part of a larger complex known as Angkor Wat, which is one of the most important archaeological sites in Southeast Asia. This temple dates back to the 10th century and stands as a symbol of the ancient Khmer Empire that ruled from 800-1431 AD.

Phimeanakas Angkor

Phimeanakas was used by royalty for religious ceremonies and rituals throughout its history. Its architecture follows that of the Hindu temples typical at this time, although much more intricate carvings are present here than in other similar structures across Cambodia. The inner sanctums were believed to be home to a magical serpent upon which kings would sit during their coronation ceremonies, adding further symbolism to this already powerful site.

Phimeanakas (Khmer: ប្រាសាទភិមានអាកាស, Prasat Phimean Akas, ‘celestial temple’) or Vimeanakas (Khmer: ប្រាសាទវិមានអាកាស, Prasat Vimean Akas) at Angkor, Cambodia, is a Hindu temple in the Khleang style, built at the end of the 10th century, during the reign of Rajendravarman (from 941 to 968), then completed by Suryavarman I  in the shape of a three tier pyramid as a Hindu temple. On top of the pyramid there was a tower, while on the edge of top platform there are galleries. Phimeanakas is located inside the walled enclosure of the Royal Palace of Angkor Thom north of Baphuon.

– Wikipedia Phimeanakas Angkor

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