Prasat Angkor Wat Spean Harl

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Prasat Angkor Wat Spean Harl
Native Nameប្រាសាទអង្គរវត្ត ស្ពានហាល
Alternative namePrasat Angkor Wat Rainbow Bridge, Spean Entanou, Spean Intanou, Prasat Angkor Wat West Entrance Causeway
BA#C1710404
CISARK#429
IK#497
SizeLarge
ConditionIntact
TypeAncient Bridge
Location
Part ofPrasat Angkor Wat, Yasodharapura II, Yasodharapura III, Angkor
CommuneNokor Thom
DistrictSiem Reap Municipality
ProvinceSiem Reap
CountryCambodia
Coordinates13.41254, 103.86053
History
FoundedFirst half of 12th Century
BuilderSuryavarman II
Art StyleAngkor Wat
MaterialSandstone, Laterite
ReligionHinduism
DeityVishnu
Year/s Restored1949, 1996-2023
UNESCO Inscription1992



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Site Size & Condition: Ancient Bridge Prasat Angkor Spean Harl (ប្រាសាទអង្គរវត្ត ស្ពានហាល - Pronounced: Pra-saht Ong-kor Waht S'pien Harhl)

The main entrance causeway to Prasat Angkor Wat spans approximately 236m from east to west and is about 12m wide. The ancient causeway leads onto Kuk Ta Reach, the west entrance gopura with a main central entrance, two smaller entrances to the north and south, and two ground level entrances at each end north and south.

The ancient causeway has two terraces at either end, both flanked with giant sandstone lions and nine headed naga's that originally spanned across the causeway. The APSARA team along with Japan's Sofia University has recently restored 'Spean Harl' along with reports of the north naga balustrade being re-installed after it was originally removed many years ago.


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