"Phnom Rung - Principal Tower" Nang Rong Things to Do Tip by Willettsworld

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The principal tower was constructed from pink sandstone and has a square plan. Double porches were built in the north, south and west. To the east is a rectangular room called the Mandapa (or antechamber) which is connected to the tower by an annex. It is believed that the tower was built by Narendraditya in the 12th century. Inside the inner sanctum, is assumed to have enshrined the linga - a phallic symbol of Shiva. The entrances have various lintels and icons depicting Hindu religious stories, e.g. the dancing Shiva and the five Yogi's.

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  • Written Dec 20, 2009
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