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Baphuon

Siem Reap Province - General Information
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Constructed: Mid 11th century C.E.
Religion: Hindu
King/Patron: Udayadityavarman II
Style: Baphuon

Baphuon: Huge temple-mountain in the heart of Angkor Thom. Largely collapsed and in ruined condition, the main temple area is undergoing extensive restoration. Most of the construction area is not open to the public but over the last several months, certain areas have begun to open to the public. The exterior entry gate and elevated causeway are open as well as some areas around the perimeter of the construction. Note the unique animal carving at the walkway entrance. Similar carvings are visible on West Mebon. Also note the large reclining Buddha on the west side, which was added to the temple at a much later period.

 
 
Reference: Siem Reap Ankgor Visitors Guide Book, CANBY Publications Co., Ltd.