Preah Khan

Preah Khan, literally meaning 'sacred sword', is a huge complex littered with carvings and passages. It is a favourite for photographers as you can easily spend several hours here before exhausting the different photo opportunities. Preah Khan was

constructed in the late 12th century by late Jayavarman VII, and served as a Buddhist monastery and school, engaging thousands of monks. (King Jayavarman VII resided here during the reconstruction of his home in Angkor Thom) Many carvings can be found throughout consisting of flowers and Buddhist symbols, and notably the round columns which are rarely seen in Angkorian construction. Many large tree roots and trunks intertwine with the bricks and stone throughout the monastery making it a some what 'magical' marriage between human construction and nature. It's located just North of the Northern walls of Angkor Thom and is a must-visit for anybody in the immediate area.

Preah Khan

Date:

Late 12th century (1191)

Style:

Bayon

Reign:

Jayavarman VII

Religion:

Buddhism

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