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Banteay Thom Temple

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Date: Late 12th - early 13th century
Style: Bayon
King: Jayavarman VII (reign 1181 – 1220 CE)
Cult: Mahayana Buddhist

 

Banteay Thom Temple (Khmer: ប្រាសាទបន្ទាយធំ) is a small temple about 1.5 km (1 mile) to the northwest of Preah Khan Temple.

The temple features three sandstone sanctuaries aligned on a north-south axis, a layout typical of the brick temples built during the 10th century CE but then abandoned.  The only other 12th century temple featuring this arrangement is Banteay Chhmar Temple, which was also built under Jayavarman VII​.

Banteay Thom Temple features some interesting carvings, but its Buddha images were destroyed during the Hindu reaction.

 

Map of Banteay Thom Temple



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