Ruines d' Angkor Off The Beaten Path

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    Ak Yum

    by Maria81 Written Dec 4, 2009

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    Style & Dedication:

    Stepped pyramid structure in brick, Ak Yum is probably the first example of the temple-mountain style. Inscriptions indicate that a temple dedicated to the Hindu ‘god of the depths’ was previously located on the same spot.

    Builder:

    First started in the second half of the 8th century, the temple was expanded during the reign of King Jayavarman II

    Description:

    Now mostly buried by the southern dyke built when the West Baray was created, Ak Yum used to be a larger classic stepped pyramid structure.

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    Krol Ko

    by Maria81 Written Dec 4, 2009

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    Builder:

    Built during the reign of Jayavarman VII.

    Description:

    Just north of Neak Pean, Krol Ko is a small temple with a single central tower surrounded by two walls. There are some interesting carvings with columns, apsaras and garudas, in particular along the enclosure wall.

    There are few tourists at Krol Ko, making it a refreshing break from the more touristed sights

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    Western Mebon

    by akikonomu Written Sep 26, 2004

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    Away from the Angkor area, the ruins of the temple stands on an island in the middle of the Western Baray reservoir.

    Access is possible only via boat and the original Hindu statue in the temple now stands at the National Museum in Phnom Penh.

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    Krow Ko

    by akikonomu Written Sep 26, 2004

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    Only the exterior of the temple remains amidst a stack of ruins. Within walking distance from Neak Pean, pop over if you've nothing much to do.

    Style's likely to be Angkorian.

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