Preah Palilay

Preah Palilay is a Buddhist tower constructed by Jayavarman VII in the late 12th to early 13th century. It's constructed in classic Bayon style, and consists of mainly laterite and sandstone. Located within the walls of Angkor Thom, it is found among a cool shaded forest
setting. It consists of a main central tower boasting some Buddhist-themed carvings on the Eastern gopura. Although the tower itself has been dated to the 12th century, some of the carvings have been dated to as late as the 14th century. You can expect to spend around 10 minutes here as there isn't too much to take in, but is a must-visit for anybody within the walls of Angkor Thom.
Preah Palilay


Late 12th to early 13th centuries




Jayavarman VII