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Wat Athvear Temple

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Date: Mid 12th century CE
Style: Angkor Wat
King: Suryavarman II (reign 1113 – 1150 CE)
Cult: Hindu (Vishnuite)

 

Wat Athvear (Khmer: ប្រាសាទវត្តអធ្វារ) is on the grounds of a modem Buddhist monastery.

Wat Athvear's layout, with a mandapa connected to the central sanctuary, is typical of temples of the same period, such as Thommanon Temple and Banteay Samre Temple.  The presence of four ‘libraries’ within the first enclosure, is, however, unique.

Six devatas decorate the interior walls of the mandapa.

 

Map of Wat Athvear



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