Prasat Kralanh

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Prasat Kralanh
Native Nameប្រាសាទក្រឡាញ់
BA#C1706023
CISARK#540
IK#666
K InscriptionK.242, K.243, K.501
Inscr. LocationAngkor Conservancy
SizeMedium
ConditionTuol
TypeTemple
Location
VillageKralanh
CommuneKralanh
DistrictKralanh
ProvinceSiem Reap
CountryCambodia
Coordinates13.57032, 103.41627
History
Founded10th Century
Art StylePre Rup
MaterialBrick, Laterite, Sandstone



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Site Size & Condition: Medium Tuol Prasat Kralanh (ប្រាសាទក្រឡាញ់ - Pronounced: Pra-saht Kra-lanh) the site of possibly six former brick towers, though today it all lay in ruins with a large pile of laterite blocks in the mix of fragments of shattered bricks. Within the area one can also find sandstone pedestals, fragments of large carved sandstone colonettes, however the original lintels that would of adorned the entrance to these towers are long gone, it is unknown as to the current whereabouts of these beautiful lintels. Quite a number of statues were also discovered here, and at the nearby village temple one can find a few of the pedestals and stone blocks scattered in the temple grounds. The intricately carved moonstones are also likely to be stored at the village temple.

The site also has two libraries and is surrounded by a moat with an east entrance causeway.

We have yet to verify and confirm which village temple, but by the looks of satellite view the closest village temple would be Wat Po Kralanh.

Three inscriptions were discovered here K.242 which had 42 lines in Sanskrit and dated to the 9th-10th century, inscription K.243 had 1 Khmer line on one door frame and 3 lines in Khmer on the other door frame dating to the 12th-13th century. The final inscription K.501 had 20 lines in Pali and dates to the 12-13th century, all of which are now stored at the Angkor Conservancy.

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