Category:Preah Vihear Province

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While the north-central province of Preah Vihear lacks the large concentrations of ancient sites seen further south in for example Siem Reap and Kampong Thom provinces it punches well above its weight in terms of the importance of sites. Awe-inspiring and now UNESCO-listed Prasat Preah Vihear overlooks vast swathes of the province from its dramatic clifftop location while the early 10th-century capital and extensive temple complex at Koh Ker, (listed as Lingapura (Preah Vihear)), and huge 11th to 13th-century site of Prasat Preah Khan (Kampong Svay) (the country's largest single temple site) are both now on the World Heritage Tentative List.

Other notable clusters in the northern part of the province include in Choam Ksant District with the important site of Prasat Neak Buos and in Sayang district with Prasat Phnom Sandak. Both display occupation periods over considerable lengths of time. An important later, Bayon-period, presence is also demonstrated by at least 7 confirmed arogyasala sites - generally indicative of significant-sized settlements.

In the east of Preah Vihear the important ancient 'road' to Wat Phu, in present-day southern Laos, is also clearly marked out by a string of sites heading southwest from Prasat Dang Tung (Chhaeb) to Prasat Krapom Chhouk and on to Preah Khan. Additionally, several ancient bridges in the vicinity of the latter site line the prolongation of the ancient route towards Prasat Beng Mealea to the west and on to the capital at Angkor.

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