6 less famous temples at Angkor in Cambodia

They may not be as famous as Ta Prohm, Bayon or Banteay Srei, but they are as beautiful and inspiring. I am going to present to you the following six temples: Baphuon, Phimeanakas, Thommanon, Chau Say, Ta Keo, Banteay Kdei


united_kingdomBaphuon temple is a pyramidal representation of the mythical Mount Meru and it was built probably under king Suryavarman I and Udayadityavarman II in the 11th century.

romania_flagTemplul Baphuon e construit in forma de piramida si reprezinta Muntele Meru. Templul a fost construit in timpul regelui Suryavarman I si continuat in timpul lui Udayadityavarman al II-lea in secolul XI. 

temple baphuon

baphuon ruins

baphuon in cambodia

baphuon up

stairs climb baphuon   baphuon angkor wat

angkor temple baphuon



united_kingdomPhimeanakas is another representation of Mt Meru. The Terrace of Elephants was used as a giant viewing stand for public ceremonies.

romania_flagPhimeanaks e din nou o reprezentare a muntelui Meru, iar Terasa Elefantilor era o gigantica platforma folosita in timpul ceremoniilor publice.

phimeanakas terrace of elephants angkor


united_kingdomThese two temples were built around 12th century  under the reign of Suryavarman II and are dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu (the Supreme Gods in Hinduism).

romania_flagTemplele Thommanon si Chau Say au fost construite in secolul al XII-lea sub domnia regelui Suryavarman al II-lea si sunt dedicate zeilor Shiva si Vishnu – zeitatile supreme din religia Hindusa.

thommanon angkor thommanon thommanon cambodia Chau say temple chau say angkor chau say detail chau say tower chau say at angkor


united_kingdomTa Keo is an undecorated temple made of sandstone dedicated to Shiva. It was built under Jayavarman V, but was never finished (it’s believed that it was struck by lightning during its construction – a bad omen that led to its abandonment).

romania_flagTa Keo este un templu fara decoratii, dedicat zeului Shiva. Nu a fost terminat; legenda spune ca a fost lovit de fulger – un semn de ghinion, de aceea s-a abandonat constructia.

Ta Keo


united_kingdomBanteay Kdei is a large Buddhist Monastery built in 12th century.

romania_flagBanteay Kdei a  fost o mare Manastire Budista construita in secolul al XII-lea.

banteay kdei banetay kdei columns banteay kdei angkorbanteay kdei at angkor sculptures banteay kdei banteay kdei monastery banteay kdei cambodia banteay kdei in siem reap

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