Site Categories

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All the historic sites have been categorised based on their size and type. Please review the below table for more details.

Site Category Icon Description Example
Small Tuol Small-Tuol.jpg Sites with one or two temple foundation, no visible tower besides a few scattered blocks.
Small Ruin Small-Ruin.jpg Sites with one or two partially ruined towers.
Small Prasat Small-Prasat.jpg Sites with one or two intact towers.
Medium Tuol Medium-Tuol.jpg Sites with multiple foundations and may be enclosed within a small stone perimetre.
Medium Ruin Medium-Ruin.jpg Sites with multiple ruined towers and structures and may be enclosed within a small stone perimetre.
Medium Prasat Medium-Prasat.jpg Sites with multiple intact towers and structures and may be enclosed within a small stone perimetre.
Large Ruin Large-Ruin.jpg Sites with numerous ruined towers and structures and usually enclosed within a large stone perimetre.
Large Prasat Large-Prasat.jpg Sites with numerous intact towers and structures and usually enclosed within a large stone perimetre.
Dharmasala A Buddhist structure associated with the 121 rest houses that were built during the reign of King Jayavarman VII, along three major Angkorean highways.
Arogyasala A Buddhist structure associated with the 102 hospitals located in villages across the empire, were built during the reign of King Jayavarman VII.
Ancient Bridge Bridge.jpg An ancient bridge that were built usually from laterite stones along the many Angkorean highways and roads. Majority of these bridges date to the reign of King Jayavarman VII.
Ancient Kiln Kiln.jpg The site of known ancient kilns.
Ancient Quarry Quarry.jpg The site of known stone quarries. These stone quarries include both laterite and sandstone quarries.
Ancient Reservoir Reservoir.jpg Site of a well known man-made reservoir, which includes large Barays and small Srah (or ponds).
Other Structures Other.jpg Sites listed in this category include ancient walls, terraces or entrance gates. The ancient walls or entrance gates usually form part of a larger site. The most common listed sites would be the 5 imposing gates at Angkor Thom
Carvings Carvings.jpg Sites in this category include a few different types of sites, which include location of rock carvings on the river bed or rocks, man-made caves or a random statue sitting on its lonesome.
Neak Ta Neak Ta.jpg Traditionally a Khmer spirit house, however in the context of this category a Neak Ta may or may not be the site of a historic ruin. Many Neak Ta's hold a ancient stone that the local villagers respect and worship as the Neak Ta. However a few Neak Ta sites are known to be former historic temples.
Wat Wat.jpg A modern temple, that may or may not be the site of a historic ruin, however the temple may hold some ancient stone carvings for safe keeping. If the Wat has visible traces of a historic foundation or is known to sit on a historic foundation the site may be listed with both the Wat and Small Tuol or Medium Tuol classification. If the Wat has artifacts on display like a museum, the site may be listed with both the Wat and Museum classification.
Museum Museum.jpg A museum or Wat that showcases a collection of ancient artifacts.