Prasat Kansaeng

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Prasat Kansaeng
Native Nameប្រាសាទកន្សែង
Alternative namePrasat Nan Kev, Prasat Kuk Top Thom, Prasat Po Khum Sala
TypeSmall Prasat, Dharmasala
Part ofBeng Mealea
VillageBeng Mealea
CommuneBeng Mealea
DistrictSvay Leu
ProvinceSiem Reap
CoordinatesN13 28.511 E104 13.579
Founded12th Century
BuilderJayavarman VII
Art StyleBayon
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Site Size & Condition: Small Prasat Prasat Kansaeng (ប្រាសាទកន្សែង - Pronounced: Pra-saht Kanh-saeng) is situated within the moated area of Prasat Beng Mealea, just to the south of the western entrance, some 100m east of the causeway. The rectangular, sandstone construction is typical of a Jayavarman VII period dharmasala or 'rest-house' and so is assumed to have been added at a later date than the main temple site.

The building is largely intact, although on our last visit in 2018, was overgrown with vegetation and the interior was inaccessible due to termite mounds. However, lintel, pediment and devata carvings are all badly eroded.

The site is atmospheric and rarely visited due to its location so certainly worth including in any exploration of Beng Melea.

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Nearby Sites

Anlong Thma - Batang - Neak Ta Bak Na - O Thma Dap - Phlov Thma - Phnom Bei - Prasat Beng Mealea - Prasat Changha - Prasat Chrei (Beng Mealea) - Prasat Don Chan - Prasat Kap Chen - Prasat Kong Pluk - Prasat Phty - Prasat Roeu - Prasat Ta Phou - Prasat Trapeang Toek - Preah Baht Phnom Bei - Spean Boran - Spean Khmeng (Toek Lech) - Spean Thnoat Ta Dev - Thma Kol

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