Prasat Snoeng Khang Lech

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Prasat Snoeng Khang Lech
Native Nameប្រាសាទ​ស្នឹង​ខាង​លិច
Alternative namePrasat Snoeng West, Prasat Steung, Prasat Sneung, Prasat Snoeung
BA#C0201011
CISARK#96
IK#867
K InscriptionK.584 (?)
Inscr. LocationIn Situ (?)
SizeSmall
ConditionIntact
TypeTemple
Location
VillageSnoeng Kaeut, Snoeng Lech
CommuneSnoeng
DistrictBanan
ProvinceBattambang
CountryCambodia
Coordinates12.96560, 103.05057
History
Founded11th Century
Art StyleBaphuon
MaterialSandstone
ReligionHinduism
DeityShiva



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Site Size & Condition: Small Prasat Prasat Snoeng Khang Lech (ប្រាសាទ​ស្នឹង​ខាង​លិច - Pronounced: Pra-saht Snuehng Kahng Lech)

Prasat Snoeng Khang Lech is a small sandstone tower on the east side of the Battambang to Pailin Highway, number 57. The location is in the centre of the village of the same name which perhaps explains the excellent condition of the in-situ lintels. The tower is known in English as Prasat Snoeng West to differentiate it from the older brick towers Prasat Snoeng East or Prasat Snoeng Khang Kaeut which stand a short distance to the east. (It is also known locally as Prasat Steung (Stung).) An active Buddhist monastery Wat Snoeng separates the two sites.

The truncated tower has a doorway and a small porch to the east with false doors on the other 3 sides. (See gallery for lintel details.)

An inscribed, broken stele was also possibly found here although this is unconfirmed and its current whereabouts are unknown. The inscription possibly corresponds to K.584 and is dated to the Bayon period.


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