Prasat Prei (Prei Chas)

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Prasat Prei
Native Nameប្រាសាទព្រៃ
Alternative namePrasat Prey, Prasat Brei
BA#C1710323
CISARK#753
IK#497.01
SizeSmall
ConditionTuol
TypeTemple
Location
Part ofPrasat Prei (Prei Chas), Yasodharapura II, Yasodharapura III, Angkor
VillagePrei Chas
CommuneToek Vil
DistrictSiem Reap Municipality
ProvinceSiem Reap
CountryCambodia
Coordinates13.39976, 103.80988
History
Founded10th Century, 12th Century
Builder?, Jayavarman VII
Art Style?, Bayon
MaterialBrick, Sandstone
Religion?
Deity?
UNESCO Inscription1992



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Site Size & Condition: Small Tuol Prasat Prei (ប្រាសាទព្រៃ - Pronounced: Pra-saht P'rei)

Located just south of the runway area at Siem Reap International Airport. Today only a mound of earth and a few bricks can be seen although it is surrounded by a 150m square moat with eastern causeway while a 300 x 200m reservoir or baray Baray Prasat Prei lies slightly further east so, in its day, even this pile of rubble must have been impressive.

No decorations remain so it is impossible to date the temple while both Buddhist and Hindu artifacts have been found on the site, adding to the confusion. CISARK also suggests that King Jayavarman VII built upon this site at some stage, likely expanding a pre-existing site.


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