This Pagoda a its surrounds was a pure delight to come across. It is North East of the Old Market in Siem Reap and not far from the river. GPS 13 21' 18.56159 and 103 51' 25.43579. The Pagoda and t...
What a surprise, came across this modern temple by chance, so much to see, full of colour, free entry, donations welcome, there is story on a board which explains the temple history, well worth 30-45 ...
Monastery with a few interesting things to see inside
Wat Preah Prom Rath (free entry) is a local monastary located on the Pokambor Avenue on the west side of the Siem Reap River very near to city centre attractions such as Pub Street and the Old Market....
Wat Preah Prom Rath is one of the oldest temples in Siem Reap. It is a large-scale temple built in the late 15th century and 500 years old in the early 16th century. The appearance of the temple is very beautiful, and the wall decoration at the entrance is very eye-catching. There are Buddhist lecture halls and monks in the temple. The paintings in the gallery have a story of it, very refined. The
temple is located on the banks of the Siem Reap River, very close to the old market area, along the southbound Pokam Bor Street, and can be reached by the post office and some elegantly decorated restaurants. Outside the temple is the downtown area. A temple gate is separated from the bustling temple and enters the Buddhist land from the world.
The temple in the afternoon is much quieter than I thought. There are almost no visitors. Occasionally I saw one or two locals taking a nap under the big tree. The courtyard is lined with elegant, clean and tidy red walls. Like other Buddhist temple buildings in Southeast Asia, the temple draws on the Buddhist architectural art of India and Sri Lanka, and combines the local characteristics to develop a Buddhist architecture art with a Southeast Asian style. Walking into the main hall, the surrounding walls are all murals of Buddhist stories. Under the porch, you can quietly admire the murals and comprehend the Zen environment. The birds and flowers in the temple create a quiet atmosphere that is relaxing.
The architecture and sculpture of ancient Cambodia has long been a leader in Southeast Asia, and Wat Preah Prom Rath, a Buddhist temple with a history of more than 500 years, has also brought the exquisite architecture and sculpture to its fullest.
Stair-shaped platform, tall Khmer-style corn-shaped tower body, and the bottom of the tower can be surrounded by Buddha statues on all four sides.
The magnificent pagoda is divided into many layers, each of which is exquisitely engraved with reliefs of the hands of the gods, and the stars surround the stupas. Under the
stupa are sculptures of various animals and beasts.
The carved Buddha statue, under the sun, solemnly bows his head and overlooks the people under his feet.
Every step in the Wat Preah Prom Rath temple, you can feel the carving time from 500 years ago.
Everywhere is carved with beautiful patterns and mysterious legends.
Although Siem Reap is not a very neat city, in the temple it is seen that the Siem Reap people pursue the ultimate aspect of offering gods.
Potted plants are neatly repaired into a beast;
The temple is clean and bright, and there is no rubbish or fallen leaves at all;
The garden is full of green grass, flowers are blooming, trees are full of trees, full of eyes ;
The hall and the stupa are gorgeous and colorful, which can be said to bring together the essence of Cambodian architectural art. It must be taken care of and maintained.
Min Hua Emily
Near the Old Market in Siem Reap, Cambodia, there is a temple called Wat Preah Prom Rath.
Maybe it has been renovated in recent years. When you see the splendid appearance of the Wat Preah Prom Rath temple, you may not expect it. This is one of the oldest temples in Siem Reap, built in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. It has been more than 500 years old.
When I first entered the door, I entered the temple of the Thai Grand Palace with a trepidation. I was afraid that I would pay for the tickets, and I was afraid that I would wear trousers to enter the temple.
However, the temple in the afternoon is much quieter than I thought. There are almost no visitors. Occasionally I saw one or two locals taking a nap under the big tree.
Cambodia's Buddhism combines the Buddhist religious system with the secular political system. It is this theocracy that combines royal power and religion. It has laid a good political and social foundation for the prosperity of Buddhism in Southeast Asia. .
Wat Preah Prom Rath Temple, like other Buddhist temple buildings in Southeast Asia, draws on the Buddhist architectural art of India and Sri Lanka, and combines local characteristics to develop a Buddhist architecture art with a Southeast Asian style.