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Nov
2021

Prasat Hin Khao Phnom Rung

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Crowning the extinct volcano of Khao Phnom Rung is the splendid Khmer temple complex Prasat Hin Khao Phnom Rung. A Hindu temple, it was built here to symbolize Shiva’s abode on Mount Krailasa – hence the processional way leading to the central sanctuary, its stairways, and naga bridges extending in total for 655 ft (200 m). The temple’s construction began early in the 10th century, and, like other Khmer sites, it lies on a route to Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Its buildings are aligned so that at Songkran , the rising sun can be seen through all 15 doors of the western gopura

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