Prasat Thma Puok

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Prasat Thma Puok
Native Nameប្រាសាទថ្មពួក
Alternative namePrasat Kasen, Prasat Kasin
BA#C0107094
CISARK#49
IK#814
K InscriptionK.1183
Inscr. LocationUnknown
SizeMedium
ConditionRuin
TypeTemple
Location
VillageThma Puok
CommuneThma Puok
DistrictThma Puok
ProvinceBanteay Meanchey
CountryCambodia
Coordinates13.94278, 103.05235
History
Founded10th Century
Builder(?)
MaterialLaterite, Brick
ReligionHindu



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Site Size & Condition: Medium Ruin Prasat Thma Puok (ប្រាសាទថ្មពួក - Pronounced: Pra-saht T'ma Poo-uk)

Although today sadly ruined, this moated temple site, lying in the heart of modern-day Thma Puok Village, must have been a spectacular sight in its day. The wide 60-metre square moat is beautifully maintained (perhaps by monks from the bank side Wat?), and so large in proportion to the actual temple, that the layout almost resembles that of a small baray and mebon shrine.

The central area has a laterite enclosure wall and ruins of a 'library' while the main shrine was in brick and faced east. 2 ruined gopuras (east is in brick and the west laterite) correspond to east and west causeways. (The orientation is actually slightly north of east-west, as with most sites in this region.) Numerous sandstone elements are visible including some decorative elements and a door frame.

Very attractive setting even if the temple ruins themselves are underwhelming.


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