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Preah Khan was more than just a monastery--it was an entire city enclosing a town of 56 hectares, built in the 12th century it held around 15,000 monks, teachers and students. This is the eastern entrance to the main temple.
Preah Khan: The sacred sword
It gorgeous and too much to see and its under the presevation of World Monument Fund.
Date: Second Half of the 12th Century (1191)
King: Jayavarman VII (reigned 1181-1220)
= Southern Song Dynasty in China
Preah Khan temple
This is the iconic image of Angkor Wat, explore the temple, climb the stairs, and step back in time. Just beware the evil hordes of tourists!
Preah Khan 2
Preah Khan is being hacked back out of the jungle as part of a consevation project, but, as you can see, the jungle is not giving up without a fight.
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