Roluos Temples group include Bakong, Preah Ko and Lolei Temples
As I have seen (and reviewed) them all I would strongly recommend to make the 1 hour trip to see the Roluos group and Bakong Temple. This is an incredible Temple, not as big as Angkor nor surreal as ...
These temples are further away from the city centre but definitely worth a visit. The drive takes more than an hour to an hour and half each way but the visit can be done in about half a day. Did thes...
1.5 drive from Siem Reap to this first capital of Khmer Empire
The first capital of Khmer Empire, we feel so privilege to be able to visit this historical site. Our driver told us this temple was build back in the 9th century which makes it an even older temple t...
We spent a wonderful 3 hours here and ended up at Bakong for the end of day sun. Preah Ko is beautiful with its red sandstone towers and Bakong majestic. One of the highlights in our 3 day temple tour...
Built in the ninth century, it is known as the beginning of Khmer art. There are several temples in the
Rolo Temple group. We only got off the bus and saw one, and the other looked at the car and didn't get off.
afternoon is already a big backlight, suitable for portraits, but buildings. . .
But this building is a bit strange in my opinion anyway.
Who saw it before, like a corn cob, its really a bit.
Shenniu Temple, Bakong Temple, Luolai Temple, these three temples have the same architectural features, similar decorative styles, using the same raw materials, and built with the same construction method, forming the Luoluo Temple group, is Angkor The oldest building complex in the dynasty ruins is known as the beginning of Khmer art.
It is a pity that when Luolai Temple was still being repaired, not only could it not be seen in the near future, but it was not good to see the mirror. It only left with a little look.
Bakong Temple is the largest and most important temple in the Luoluo Temple Group. It is the central building of the city of Lori, and has experienced thousands of years of glory. Indra tried to build the Bakong Temple in order to worship the king's symbol, Linga, hence the name "Indra Solo."
In the temple of Angkor, people worshiped the statue of Linja as a Shiva. For the worship of Linja, it stems from a mythical story. After Shivas loss of love for his wife, he is so fascinated that he is far away from the gods and wanders in the wilderness of the mountains like a madman. One day, Shiva came to a sacred pine forest in the Himalayas. Brahma and the gods and their wives were living there. Shiva was full of blood, naked, covered with dust, and cloaked, screaming for a while, laughing a little later. Even the rough, shameless dance, but the fairy's wife was fascinated, watching the Shiva intently, dancing around the Shiva. The immortals were furious, and none of them knew that the dancers were Shiva. They tried every means to curse the dancers, but they could not hurt Shiva. They are even more angry, uniting the power of cultivation and cursing the dancers together. "The deformed creatures! Lose your male logo!" In an instant, the dancer's genitals fell, and the dancers themselves disappeared. No trace. At the same time, everything around it is turbulent, the heavens and the earth are discolored, the sun is no longer warm, the stars are no longer running, the seasons are no longer changing, and the immortals gradually lose their male characteristics.
So they were afraid to find Brahma, Brahma said, "You don't know, the dancer is Shiva! You must forget the resentment, beg forgiveness, and shape the genitals of Linja-Shiva and worship it. From now on, you should regard Linja as the most powerful Shiva." So the immortals began to worship Linjah according to Brahma's instructions, and gradually all things began to recover, and the world returned to normal order. Shiva explained that the reason why the naked body was naked was to wash the sin and suppress the passion to obtain greater mana. Since then, Linja has become the object of worship. Under the afterglow of the sunset, there is a kind of beautiful beauty in the Bakong Temple.
The Shenniu Temple is named after the sculpture of the Three-headed God Cow, which was dedicated to the deified ancestor of Indra. The temple was weathered so badly that a German working group was repairing it, and it was just a stroll to get out. The Shenniu Temple in the sunset had another charm.