"Roluos Group - Lolei Temple" Khett Siem Reab Things to Do Tip by chatterley

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  Lolei Temple
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      Lolei Temple
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  • intricately decorated false door - Khett Siem Reab
      intricately decorated false door
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Lolei is a temple in the Roluos Group, dating to the 9th century. It was once an island temple, built to symbolize Mt Meru, the home of Gods (which was believed to be surrounded by oceans). The water has dried up.

It was built using bricks, and is pretty dilapidated. However, you could still see the once beautifully-decorated false doors (see 2nd picture), and carvings of devatas and dvarapalas.

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  • Written Jun 14, 2008
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