Angkor Thom Spean Chey
|Alternative name||Angkor Thom Victory Gate Bridge, Angkor Thom Victory Gate Causeway|
|Part of||Yasodharapura III, Angkor Thom, Angkor|
|District||Siem Reap Municipality|
|Founded||Late 12th Century|
The ancient causeway or 'bridge' just outside the Angkor Thom Victory Gate, which is the 5th gate of Angkor Thom and is aligned with the Royal Palace and Elephant Terrace rather than any of the cardinal points.
The causeway spans across Angkor Thom's moat measuring approximately 100m and is flanked on both sides with demons and gods pulling on a 9 headed naga.
The symbolism is still debated and while there's an obvious connection with the Churning of the Sea of Milk creation myth, 'Rainbow Bridges' are also considered to represent the connection between the world of man (outside the walls) and the realm of the gods, (inside). The north gate is one of the best-preserved and far less busy than the popular south one.
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- Angkor Thom Khloung Thvear Chey
- Angkor Thom Khloung Thvear Khmaoch
- Angkor Thom Laterite Edicule N
- Angkor Thom Laterite Steps
- Angkor Thom Spean Chey
- Angkor Thom Spean Khmaoch
- Prasat Chau Say Tevoda
- Prasat Leak Neang (Nokor Thom)
- Prasat Ta Keo (Siem Reap)
- Prasat Thommanon
- Prasat Top Khang Kaeut
- Spean Thma (Nokor Thom)
- Tuol (Angkor) I
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