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|Date:||Late 12th – early 13th century CE|
|King:||Jayavarman VII (reign 1181 – 1220 CE)|
Prei Temple (or Prasat Prei, Khmer: ប្រាសាទប្រី) stands on top of a mound, just south of Banteay Prei Temple. The temple structure is in a good state of preservation, but the decoration has almost entirely disappeared. It seems that the pediments represented Buddhas (later defaced in the Hindu Reaction) and not Lokeshvaras, as in Krol Ko.
Prei Temple has a single enclosure with a laterite gate on the east side, a library in the south-east corner, and a large cruciform sanctuary with impressive false doors – the same dimensions and layout as nearby Prei Prasat Temple to the west, and Krol Ko Temple to the east.
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