The Zodiac Tower was originally used for judgment and determination, and it also has a strong superstition color. No wonder the tower is abstract and intangible, and it is impossible to see which one is a dragon and which one is a snake. Looking at the towers again, facing the ruins of the Supreme Court, standing tall, one can imagine that the Khmer also had the rule of law.
Leaving Bayon Temple, I stopped at the roadside not far away. The 12 Zodiac Tower, Ancient Court, Douxiang Terrace, Sky Palace and Baben Palace are located on both sides of the road. There are twelve independent tower-like stone buildings, which are said to be similar to the Chinese zodiac signs. These buildings are tall and large. The interior is piled with lighter flint hills, and the outside is piled with sand and gravel and sculptures are made on them. Most of them have fallen off. From the remaining parts, the sculptures are less and simple and rough.
In the long-lasting relationship, it is no longer possible to see the zodiac represented by each 㙮. Anyway, in ancient times, prisoners were locked in the tower, and those who can survive three days later are regarded as innocent and strange. I found the portraits of the twelve students to be quite charming. Walking around them, you can have a picnic by the lake behind. They may not be as grand as other complexes, located on the other side of the Great Angkor Road. They are almost ignored, but I like the landscape and symmetry of the Twelve Lives portraits.