This is a large, impressive temple which I believe pre dates Angkor Wat by a couple of centuries and was the first of the big “monumental temples” in the general area. Unfortunately, we were here righ...
Bakong Temple, built in 881, is a national temple in the Indra period. It is also a good place to watch the sunset. A five-story, pyramid-like shrine with a basement length of 65 meters. The base point of each floor is the original tower gate. The 5-story tower is said to symbolize the Mount Meiru in the Hindu god. The temple is dedicated to Shiva.
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Bakong Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva, 15 km southwest of Siem Reap, in the Angkor site of Cambodia. According to the temple monument discovered in 1935, this temple was the temple built by King Indra of King Angkor in 881 (the capital of the country was in Rolous). The Bakong Temple was originally a ruin. The French Far East Institute's monument maintenance expert, Maurice Grice, began to repair it in 1936. After seven years of hard work, it was roughly restored in 1943. Bakong Temple is a five-storey square gold-plated altar with a base length of 65 meters. The base point of each floor is the original tower door, and a pagoda stands at the top center.
On the return trip, just happened to meet the sunset, Cambodian teenagers are playing beach basketball, which is backward in our view, but they are very happy.