At the "Temple of the Sacred Sword" of the Khmer Empire!
The temple of "Preah Khan", or the "Temple of the Sacred Sword", was built by legendary King Jayavarman VII, in the 12th century, and was dedicated to his father, King Dharanindravarman. It is located...
I've lost track of how many we've seen in the past three days. I finally understand why people touring in Europe will ask...another cathedral??? It was still interesting and a bit different from the o...
After awhile the temples become a blur, there are so many and all impressive and incredible to see the history and culture. Great architecture, some 800 years old or more and statutes and drawings th...
We did the 2 day tour using the 1 day pass as this was the offer at the time. On day 1 we did some of the more minor temples including this one, and it was very architecturally pleasing and great to s...
The Temple of the Sword is built to commemorate the victory of the battle between Jeremiah VII and the Zhan, and is also built by Jesus to commemorate his father. Inside the temple, the remains of Buddha statues and ascetic monks are visible everywhere. After the death of the king who vigorously protected Buddhism, the era of Jedi Mo VIII broke out in a religious war, which is said to be traces of the destruction of the radical Hindu Shiva. Entering from the east entrance, there is a two-story stone building on the north side. It is a stone building built with reference to the wooden structure. There are no two cases in Angkor Wat, such as the ancient Greek temple. Its use has many different opinions. It is said that it is a Tibetan Buddhist scriptures, and it is also said to be a Tibetan sword pavilion. Since observing the current building structure without a ladder can go to 2 floors, it can only be judged that the previous ladder may be woody and has decayed.
Had the luxury of being the first one to visit Preah Khan this morning, hence the yoga poses. 🙏
Legend has it that Jermo II gave his heir a holy sword, hence the name, the palace of the king, and the place where the monks lived and studied. The size of the Temple of the Holy Sword is grand, and the long pilgrimages in front of the two gates of the East and West are surrounded by the great snakes of Asura and the gods. It is said that this is a scene of the famous mythology of India stirring the milk sea. The road leading to the central sanctuary in the temple consists of a vaulted gallery, and the corridor is deep. It is not difficult to imagine how brilliant it was in the 12th century when it was built.
East of the Sword Temple, there is a two-story stone structure. The circular pillars are very similar to the ancient buildings in the Mediterranean area of the Roman period. The opposite of this building is said to be the Tibetan swordstation for the holy sword.
The Temple of the Holy Sword is a major temple built in Angkor, Cambodia during the 12th century. It is adjacent to the northeast of Angkor City. According to legend, the temple was built by VII to commemorate his father. The
Sword Temple is large in size, and its rectangular wall is 800 meters long and 700 meters wide. There are four roads leading to the temple. At the entrance of the temple, there are several gods and Ashura who hold long snakes to stir the milk sea. On both sides of the temple, there is a long sandstone lotus wall, and there is a Buddha statue on the lotus, but They were destroyed when the Shiva hosted. There is a two-story building at the entrance to the east side of the Preah Khan Temple. According to legend, this house is used to store the holy sword. Its circular pillar is very similar to the Mediterranean architectural style. Starting from the central Santa, four narrow corridors extend in all directions with vaults. The gods of Vishnu and Shiva are enshrined in the west and the back of the temple.
Located northeast of Angkor Thom, Preah Khan (the Temple of the Holy Sword) was built in the 12th century. According to legend, it was built by King Jayavarman VII to honor his father. It is one of the larger temples in the Angkor area. Entering from the eastern entrance, there is a two-story building with Mediterranean-style circular pillars, which is said to have been used to store the holy sword. The interior of the temple is cross-shaped. At its heart is the central sanctuary. The four sides are connected by vaulted promenades to the east, south, west and north gates, with vestibules outside the gates.