Cambodia | Siem Reap

Preah Khan Angkor

Southeast Asia Tour 2015

Siem Reap | Cambodia

24 Nov 2015 | Tue

Day 06 of 46

  • Morning Tuk Tuk Ride to Angkor Wat
  • Angkor Archaeological Park Visitor Center
  • Angkor Thom North Gate
  • Preah Khan Angkor
  • Neak Pean Angkor
  • Ta Som Angkor
  • East Mebon Angkor
  • Pre Rup Angkor
  • Banteay Kdei Angkor

Preah Khan Angkor

Preah Khan Angkor is one of the most important sites in Cambodia, and a must-see for any visitor to the country. Built during the Khmer Empire in the 12th century, Preah Khan Angkor was both a temple complex and an outpost that served as an significant gateway between China and India.

Preah Khan Angkor

The complex covers an area of around 200 acres and contains many structures, including four gates with statues of lions at each corner. Inside this fortified city are numerous buildings such as shrines, libraries, pavilions, galleries, and ponds. The temple also features intricate stone carvings depicting scenes from Hindu mythology. Visitors can explore these ancient ruins while taking in stunning views of forests and rice fields surrounding them.

Preah Khan Angkor

Preah Khan (Khmer: ប្រាសាទព្រះខ័ន; “Royal Sword”) is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built in the 12th century for King Jayavarman VII to honor his father.  It is located northeast of Angkor Thom and just west of the Jayatataka baray, with which it was associated. It was the centre of a substantial organisation, with almost 100,000 officials and servants. The temple is flat in design, with a basic plan of successive rectangular galleries around a Buddhist sanctuary complicated by Hindu satellite temples and numerous later additions. Like the nearby Ta Prohm, Preah Khan has been left largely unrestored, with numerous trees and other vegetation growing among the ruins.

– Wikipedia Preah Khan

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