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Bakong, Angkor Wat Archaeological Park

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Bakong, Angkor Wat, Archaeological Park, Cambodia

Located at Roluos south of Preah Ko, Bakong was built in late ninth century (881) under the reign of Indravarman I.

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Cambodian (Khmer):ប្រាសាទបាគង
Date Built:881 A.D.
Location:Angkor Archeological Park
Address:Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
Nearest City:Siem Reap
Country:Cambodia
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Bakong Temple in Angkor Wat, Archaeological Park Attractions of Cambodia
The temple-mountain style architecture was erected in tiers within a strict geometric matrix, a style recognizable in the later Angkor Wat.

Bakong was the center of Hariharalaya, which was the capital at the time, and is speculated to have been the state temple of the King.

Bakong, Angkor Wat, Archaeological Park, Cambodia

Bakong, Angkor Wat, Archaeological Park, Cambodia

Bakong, Angkor Wat, Archaeological Park, Cambodia


Bakong Temple in Angkor Wat, Archaeological Park Attractions of Cambodia
Bakong consists of a moat enclosing an east-facing rectangular complex, at the center of which is a multi-tiered central sanctuary, similar to the temples that followed it for much of the next 400 years.

The sanctuary is surrounded by several towers, which probably memorable for close members of the royal court.

Bakong, Angkor Wat, Archaeological Park, Cambodia


Driving Directions (Road Map): Sivatha Road to Bakong Temple

From Sivatha Rd (Siem Reap City Center) to Bakong Temple.

Driving Directions (Road Map): Phnom Penh to Siem Reap City (Angkor Wat)


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