Spean Kampong Kdei

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Spean Kampong Kdei
Native Nameស្ពានកំពង់ក្តី
Alternative nameSpean Praptos, Spean Preah Toes
K InscriptionK961
Inscr. LocationIn situ
TypeAncient Bridge
Part ofRN6
CommuneKok Thlok Kraom
ProvinceSiem Reap
Coordinates13.12662, 104.33917
Founded12th Century
BuilderJayavarman VII
Art StyleBayon
MaterialLaterite, Sandstone
Year/s Restored(?)

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Site Size & Condition: Ancient Bridge Spean Kampong Kdei (ស្ពានកំពង់ក្តី - Pronounced: Spien Kom-pohng K'dei) is certainly the most impressive of the country's numerous Angkor-period bridges. Also known as Spean Praptos the bridge spans the Chikreng River just west of Kompong Kdei Town, weighs in at nearly 90m long and 15 wide and includes 21 corbelled arches. The bridge also comes with a sandstone balustrade with nagas at each end plus pillars with guardian figures while the riverbanks on each side are terraced in laterite. This was the Angkor-period royal road connecting the capital with Sambor Prei Kuk and all points east.

Until a Kampong Kdei bypass route was finished all RN6 traffic passed over the bridge itself. Today it is open for 2 wheel traffic and pedestrians only.

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