Bài viết 01/2017

TonleSap
02/01/2017 Reviews (1)
A boat trip on the Tonle Sap is a pleasant break from temple roving and gives you a chance to see a fishing village. It is recommended you make this tour in the morning, so you can combine it with a trip to the hilltop temple of Phnom Krom, which is best to visit before the mid-day heat. Leave Siem Reap on the main road leading south, and continue across open land until you come to a village and a slight turn on the mad angling to the left. You are at the base of the hill on which stands the early tenth century sandstone temple of Phnom Krom. The setting is magnificent and the view of the...
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Ta Keo: the ‘ancestor Keo or the towel of crystal or glass’
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The majestic ziggurat of Ta Keo,most enigmatic of the minor fanes, stepping up toward the sun with a dignity and power suggestive of Angkor Vat. It is dripping with green and crowned with trees, but is still supreme over the forest. Its rocky masses, rising above the tops of the coconut palms, convey the impression that it only recently emerged from some cavern underground, carrying the forest with it in its rocketing ascent. Ta Keo’s lack of ornament makes it distinctive among the works of the Khmers, who were so prodigal of decoration. But its very simplicity gives it architectural...
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Prasat Kravan: the cardamon sanctuary
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Location: east of Angkor Wat and south of Banteay Kdei Access: drive off the road to the east and follow round to the east side. Enter and depart from the temple on the east  Date:    first half of the 10th century (921) King:    completed during the reign of Harshavarman I (c910-923). It may have been built by high court officials. Religion: Hindu Art style: transitional from Bakheng to Koh Ker
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Ak Yum
02/01/2017 Reviews (1)
Location: southern end of the West Baray  Date:       7th to 9th century Religion: Hindu Background Ak Yum is a recently cleared site and is of great historical importance because it is the earliest site in the area. Dating from the seventh century It belongs to the pre-Angkor period. Inscriptions found on pillar^ give the dates of AD 609,704 and 1001 for Prasat Ak Yum. Evidence of a linga and some sacred depository has also been found. During the construction of the West Baray around the 11th century this site was partially buried by the south levee of the...
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