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Preah Khan - Cambodia

Publié par Marie sur 14 Décembre 2012, 14:21pm

Catégories : #Cambodia

Another small temple named Preah Khan, meaning ”Sacred Sword”, is well worth a visit. Actually it is not that small as I managed to lost myself inside…

 

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The temple is built around a Buddhist sanctuary with several Hindu temples around the center.

It is considered as a flat temple and it’s not as impressive as the pyramidal temple I have visited already. However, being able to discover another architectural design in the area is more than welcome when you are spending several days visiting temples…

 

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It was not only a monastery but keeping an entire city of 15,000 monks and servants inside this wall. It is said it was also the residence of King Jayavarman VII for a short period while his permanent home in Angkor Thom was being renovated.

 

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Left unrestored, vegetation and trees start to grow among the ruins which only add a mystical or even scary feeling to this place. 

 

 

 

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