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
Baphuon 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.
Templul 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.
PHIMEANAKAS AND THE TERRACE OF ELEPHANTS
Phimeanakas is another representation of Mt Meru. The Terrace of Elephants was used as a giant viewing stand for public ceremonies.
Phimeanaks e din nou o reprezentare a muntelui Meru, iar Terasa Elefantilor era o gigantica platforma folosita in timpul ceremoniilor publice.
THOMMANON AND CHAU SAY
These 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).
Templele 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.
Ta 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).
Ta 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.
Banteay Kdei is a large Buddhist Monastery built in 12th century.
Banteay Kdei a fost o mare Manastire Budista construita in secolul al XII-lea.