Asia: Pyramids / Koh Ker

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Koh Ker Temple in Cambodia is a huge temple complex that served as the capital of the Khmer empire for a brief period between 928AD and 944AD. It is located 118kilometers northeast of Siem Reap and as it is the case with other remote temples, Koh Ker has not been restored and is one of the least studied temple-complex. Saying that, the area has 42 major temples and it once contained some of the most extraordinary sculptures ever produced in the Khmer art. Two of them are kept in the National Museum at Phnom Penh, the huge Garuda bird at the entrance hall and the monkeys Sugriva and Bali werstling protraying an episode of the Ramayana. Koh Ker highlights include the predominant Preasat Thom monument and the stunning view from its summit, and the Shiva lingas in Prasat thneng and Prasat Leung.


 

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