"Lion Temple in Prasat Tor (Central Group)" Khett Kampong Thum Things to Do Tip by AlbuqRay

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  Lion Temple at Prasat Tor
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  • Lion Temple at Prasat Tor - Khett Kampong Thum
      Lion Temple at Prasat Tor
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  • Stone Lions Guarding East Door at C1 - Khett Kampong Thum
      Stone Lions Guarding East Door at C1
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  • Nado and Ray with Stone Lions - Khett Kampong Thum
      Nado and Ray with Stone Lions
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  • View from East Door of Lion Temple - Khett Kampong Thum
      View from East Door of Lion Temple
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  • Closeup of Stone Lion - Khett Kampong Thum
      Closeup of Stone Lion
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The Lion Temple (C1) is essentially the only tower still existing in the Central Group. One of the girls guiding us said that the temples were gone from "nature and bombing." Sadly, the US Air Force bombed this site during the 1970's while supporting the Lon Nol government's unsuccessful fight against the Khmer Rouge. C1 is named for the Chenla-style stone lions that guard the door on the east side of the temple. See also a travelogue with more scenes of the Lion Temple architecture.

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  • Written Jul 23, 2010
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