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|Date:||Late 12th - early 13th century|
|King:||Jayavarman VII (reign 1181 – 1220 CE)|
The gate is a wonderful introduction to Angkor Thom with well-restored statues of Asuras (demons) and Devas (gods) lining the bridge. The figures on the left, as you approach the gate outside Angkor Thom, exhibiting serene expressions, are the Devas, while those on the right, with grimaced, fierce-looking heads, are the Asuras.
The 23m (75') high gate features four faces in a similarly styled fashion to those of the Bayon.
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