Prasat Prei E Tbong

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Prasat Prei E Tbong
Native Nameប្រាសាទព្រៃឯត្បូង
Alternative namePrasat Prei, Prasat Prey, Prasat Prey E Thong, Prasat Prei 525
Part ofYasodharapura III, Angkor
VillageLeang Dai
CommuneNokor Thom
DistrictSiem Reap Municipality
ProvinceSiem Reap
Coordinates13.46793, 103.87714
FoundedEarly 12th Century
BuilderJayavarman VII
Art StyleBayon
MaterialLaterite, Sandstone
DeityBuddha, Lokeshvara
UNESCO Inscription1992

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Site Size & Condition: Medium Prasat Prasat Prei E Tbong (ប្រាសាទព្រៃឯត្បូង - Pronounced: Pra-saht Pray Ae T'bouhng)

Is located some 150m from its slightly larger namesake and similar Jayavarman VII-period site Prasat Banteay Prei, just to the northwest of the Jayatataka Baray. If you're arriving from the 'Large Circuit' road then Prasat Prei is the first you'll see situated on a low mound to the west of the track. Prasat Prei is, as mentioned, smaller but also in a rather more dilapidated state and constructed with laterite rather than the sandstone enclosing gallery at Banteay Prei.

The main entrance gopura, built out of laterite and aligned east, is largely ruined as is the small enclosing wall while a 'library' and main shrine are still standing. No moat remains but CISARK points to a small pond or reservoir around 100m to the east. (Requires verification.) Devatas and tapestry reliefs can be seen on the main tower although most lintels and pediments are absent.

A lokeshvara statue that was originally discovered here is now housed at the Angkor National Museum.

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