Constructed: Late 12th century C.E.
King/Patron: Jayavarman VII
Preah Khan was built on the site of Jayavarman VII’s victory over the invading Chams in 1191.
In its heyday, this was the centre of a substantial organisation with almost 100,000 officials and servants. This temple is flat in design, with a basic plan of successive rectangular galleries around a Buddhist sanctuary complicated by Hindu satellite temples and numerous later additions. With numerous trees and other vegetation growing among the ruins, Preah Khan has been left largely unrestored.
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