Prasat Ta An

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Prasat Ta An
Native Nameប្រាសាទតាអាន
Alternative nameWat Prasat Ta An, Prasat Ta En
K InscriptionK.240, K.241
Inscr. LocationIn situ
VillageTa An
CommuneTa An
ProvinceSiem Reap
Coordinates13.62894, 103.39891
Founded10th-11th Century
BuilderUdayatityavarman II
MaterialBrick, Sandstone

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Site Size & Condition: Medium Tuol Prasat Ta An (ប្រាសាទតាអាន - Pronounced: Pra-saht Ta An) a site of three brick temples that were aligned north to south facing east surrounded by a moat with an east entrance causeway.

A small collection of fragmented pieces of carved sandstone and a fragment of a lintel can be found in a small neak ta shrine in the modern temple grounds just west of Prasat Ta An. In situ within the moated site are still fragments of sandstone pedestals and blocks, along with pieces of scattered bricks.

Two inscriptions are cataloged from this temple; K.240 on the southern tower and K.241 on the northern tower. The first inscription K.240 are broken into three parts on the two door frames. The first two parts on the south door frame has 5 lines of old Khmer text each, first lot dating between 968-977 whilst the second part dates to 979. On the north door frame is 2 lines of Khmer text which has not been dated. Inscription K.241 is also broken into three parts, the first on the south door frame has 8 lines of old Khmer text and dates between 979-1078, whilst the second part on the same door frame has 2 lines of old Khmer dating to 1267. The final part on the north door frame has about 15 lines of old Khmer text and dates between 979-1078.

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