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|Name:||Sambor Prei Kuk|
|Date:||7th century CE|
|Style:||Sambor Prei Kuk|
|King:||Isanavarman I (reign 616 – 638 CE)|
Sambor Prei Kuk is a ruined pre-Angkorean temple complex, built in the 7th century CE under Isanavarman I as his central royal sanctuary and capital, known then as "Isanapura".
This temple compex is set in a peaceful forested area, and is interesting for the features which are unique to this important period of the Khmer architectural and artistic heritage.
Look out for the impressive brick sanctuaries (some of them uniquely octagonal) carved with celestial palaces, the beautiful guardian lions of the central group, the large medallions at the back of the southern complex, and the remaining lintels and round colonnettes characteristic of the pre-Angkorean period.