Phnom Baset Tbong

From Beyond Angkor
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Phnom Baset Tbong
Native Nameភ្នំបាសិទ្ធី
Alternative namePhnom Tbong, Phnom Ba Seth Vihea Kong Si Im, Phnom Bassaet, Phnom Basset, Phnom Ba Set, Phnom Ba Seth
BA#C0808030
CISARK#180
IK#78.01
SizeMedium
ConditionRuin
TypeTemple
Location
VillageDamnak
CommuneMkak
DistrictAng Snuol
ProvinceKandal
CountryCambodia
Coordinates11.65570, 104.74311
History
Founded(?)
Builder(?)
MaterialBrick, Sandstone



BA PRASATNAME NO..jpg
2.00
(one vote)


Site Size & Condition: Medium Ruin Phnom Baset Tbong (ភ្នំបាសិទ្ធី - Pronounced:P'nom Ba-set)

Sprawling, complex and somewhat confusing site located on the border of Phnom Penh and Kandal Province. As with its neighbour, Prasat Srey Krup Leak, slightly to the north, the site is situated on a small, wooded hill, topped with a contemporary Buddhist shrine. In the summit compound, a stupa-style structure appears to have been built reusing ancient bricks which may represent an earlier tower. The stupa looks old in its own right and is partially obscured by a larger ficus tree. A surrounding collection of Buddhist shrines and pagodas may also feature resued, older blocks but verification is required.

Slightly north of the summit what appears to be an artificially flattened area shows some sandstone fragments - most notably a linga section in a neak ta shrine - and may also correspond to an ancient tower site.

Finally, another active Buddhist monastery on the northeast side of the hill is aligned slightly north of east-west and features what appears to be a still water-filled, ancient reservoir.

(We're sending a researcher in the near future so...watch this space.)


Map Location


Image Gallery

If you would like to upload additional images to the gallery, please refer to the Upload Instructions guide

Historic Archive

A collection of historic photographs, artist sketches, maps etc. (Please ensure that anything you do upload is free of copyright and/or you have permission from the original photographer/artist/author to share)

Nearby Sites

External Links

Links to additional resources such as articles, websites, videos etc.

References


Comments

Loading comments...