Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Bak Kheng mountain

Bak Kheng is a Hindu and Buddhist temple in the form of a temple mountain. Dedicated to Shiva, it was built at the end of the 9th century, during the reign of King Yasovarman. Located atop a hill, It's constructed more than two centuries before Angkor Wat, Bak Kheng temple was in its day the principal temple of the Angkor region, historians believe. It was the architectural centerpiece of a new capital, that Yasovarman built when he moved the court from the capital Hariharalaya in the Roluos area located to the southeast. nowadays a popular tourist spot for sunset views of the much bigger temple Angkor Wat, which lies amid the jungle about 1.5 km to the southeast.

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