"Preah Khan" Ruines d' Angkor Things to Do Tip by Maria81

Ruines d' Angkor Things to Do: 46 reviews and 65 photos

  Wandering Around Preah Khan
by Maria81
 
 

Style and Dedication:

The temple is a Mahayana Buddhism sanctuary, but with smaller shrines to Hindu deities around the main sanctuary as well (for a total of over 400 gods and goddesses). Rectangular galleries, courtyards and corridors around the main sanctuary make this a pleasant place to wander around.

Builder:

Jayavarman VII, in late 12th century

Description:

The temple is another one of those on the ground level - and thus also providing a welcome respite from climbing over the Mt. Meru-style ones! The temple has not been restored to the same degree as Angkor Wat/Bayon have been, and there is still some pretty picturesque vegetation on the ruins. Although needs to be said this is nowhere near to the same extent as you'd see in Ta Prohm.

Among the most interesting features are over 70 garudas (which I believe you can also 'adopt' = i.e., pay for preservation, although the bill might come a tad high at over USD20k!).

Directions: To the northeast of Angkor Thom

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  • Updated Apr 22, 2011
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