Preah Khan

Trip Start Dec 19, 2012
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Trip End Jan 13, 2013


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Flag of Cambodia  , Khétt Siĕm Réab,
Friday, December 21, 2012

Last up for now was Preah Khan, sometimes translated as Prah Khan was built in the 12th century for King Jayavarman VII. It was the centre of a substantial organisation, with almost 100,000 officials and servants. The temple is flat in design, with a basic plan of successive rectangular galleries around a Buddhist sanctuary complicated by Hindu satellite temples and numerous later additions. Like the nearby Ta Prohm, Preah Khan has been left largely unrestored, with numerous trees and other vegetation growing among the ruins. Mr Wikipedia.

Well worth the visit here. I wonder what it would have been like in it's hey days. It would rank as my 3 rd = site after Ta Prohm and Bayon which for now are 1st equal. Third equal along with Banteay Syrey. I suppose that I should not be fence sitting and make up my mind and order them …. BUT then I have more ruins tomorrow when I visit the Rolous group.
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