Preah Khan Temple In Siem Reap

Preah Khan in Siem Reap, Cambodia

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About Preah Khan in Siem Reap

The temple of Preah Khan was built by King Jayavarman VII to honor his father and is located North-West of the Angkor Thom. The temple houses a number of cravings related to the Hindu mythology and Buddhist motifs are also present. The temple has been left largely unrestored, and nature has reclaimed most of the structures becoming one with the temples. The temple is built on the site of King Jayavarman VII’s victory over the Chams in 1191, and the name translates to mean ‘holy sword’ or ‘sacred sword.’ The temple is dedicated to the King’s father and houses the main image of ‘bodhisattva Avalokitesvara.’ The 5 sq. km temple city had multiple functions of being a University, a temple, and a city with almost 100,000 inhabitants. 

Built on the northern edge of the Angkor archaeological park, the ‘flat’ design temple complex covers a total of 138 hectares of area guarded by walls and a moat as is common with all Khmer temples and cities. The walls have extensive carvings of ‘Garudas,’ and the temple itself have a number of chambers, courtyards, and shrines. The distinctive feature of the temple is its two pavilions, the sanctum sanctorum and the hall of dancers. The temple has been left unrestored to major extent similar to the Ta Prohm temple, and the trees and vegetation run rampant. The setting of an ancient temple in a dense jungle is somewhat of a theme at Angkor that seems to complement the architecture, design and the placement of the temples all seem natural making one belief there to be some hidden secrets in these hidden and lost temples.


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    About 100,000 people including officials, dancers, teachers, and students lived in Preah Khan.

    One should have at least 2 hours in hand to properly explore the site which has now largely been reclaimed by nature.

    The temple was built by Jayavarman VII and dedicated to his father.

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