OTHER TEMPLES in the ANGKOR WAT AREA… Part 2
Okay let’s finish up Cambodia/Angkor Wat area and continue take in the beauty of more temples that surround Angkor Wat.
There are many sources from the Internet to books giving great detail on the temples of Angkor Wat. I have decided to touch on the very briefly.
Built in late 12th century during the reign of King Jayavarman II and remained the capitol until approximately the 17th century. It was one of the largest Khmer cities ever built covering 9 square kilometers.
The Bayon was built in late 12th through the late 13th century during the reigns of King Jayavarman II through King Jayavarman III. This was the state temple and the symbolic center of the empire and of the universe.
Baphuon was erected in the 11th century under the reign of Udayadityavarman II. The three tiered state temple of Yasodharapura is located within the capital city of Angkor Thom. The temple was converted to a Buddhist temple in the 15th century.
THE ELEPHANT TERRACE
The Elephant Terrace was created in the late 12th century during the reign of King Jayavarman II. Additions were made in the late 13th century by reign of King Jayavarman III. It looks over the Royal Square and served as the foundation for royal receptions. It’s modern name, Elephant Terrace comes for the many elephant statues and reliefs along the wall.
THE LEPER KING TERRACE
Built in the 13th century during the reign of King Jayavarman II. Additions were made in the late 13th century by reign of King Jayavarman III. Its name is derived from the 15th century sculpture that was discovered on top of the structure.
I hope you have enjoyed the information and photographs of Siem Reap, Angkor Wat and many of the surrounding temples in the area.
Any and all feedback and questions are welcome… thank you Larry
Next stop is Thailand.