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“Dont skip this hidden treasure in Temple Town”
Review of Preah Khan

Preah Khan
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

Generally left as an afterthought for most since they are consumed with the bigger temples..but Preah Khan is one I would def recommend. Was made in honour of the Kings father and if translated is the temple of the Sacred Sword..the actual structure at the back of the temple is so narrow that it does seem that it was built to encase something small and precious such as a sacred sword. Also unlike most of the architecture of that time, the pillars of this structure are round unlike the sharp square cornered pillars you see...which in Khmer culture was avoided as they thought that round pilars would attract and house spirits. Possibly the round pillars in teh Preah Khan structure were meant to have spirits guarding something like the "sacred sword" ...hmmmmm...who knows!

Thank AndaluciaDubai
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Preah Khan integrates the Hindu and Buddhist images in a single site. It is very interesting to note how the different positions of the hands reflect the two teachings.
Like Ta Prohm, this temple is be overrun by trees, making a very interesting contrast between the dark stone temples and the white roots tearing down its wall.

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Reviewed October 25, 2013

Approximately 1 km north Angkor Thom, this amazing temple is part of angkor's "big circuit. However, while cycling the small circuit, we made this detour and it was really worthwhile! The place is a complex, dedicated to the emperors father, and has 4 wings: 3 dedicated to the 3 hindu gods (vishnu, shiva, bramma) and 1 to budda, so a great mixture of buddhism and hinduism!

Thank Ana P
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Preah Khan is absolutely stunning and gives the feeling that you have gone back in time. We visited early in the day when there were very few people and the photo ops were incredible! Large ficus trees have overgrown much of the temple buildings which add to the ambiance and uniqueness of Preah Khan. The green moss added a natural beauty to the beautiful carvings and engraved lintels. Not to be missed.

Thank shoshiw
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

I loved this temple with the giant ficus trees sprouting from temple walls. We were really lucky the day we visited here as it was very quiet....unheard of in the Temples around Angkor Wat.

Thank lexcen
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