Spean Thma (Nokor Thom)

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Spean Thma
Native Nameស្ពានថ្ម
Alternative nameSpean Thmor
TypeAncient Bridge
Part ofAngkor
CommuneNokor Thom
DistrictSiem Reap Municipality
ProvinceSiem Reap
Coordinates13.44610, 103.87953
MaterialLaterite, Sandstone
UNESCO Inscription1992

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Site Size & Condition: Ancient Bridge Spean Thma (ស្ពានថ្ម - Pronounced: Spien T'mor) This ancient bridge isn't your standard ancient bridge that can be found along many of the Royal Highways. This particular bridge was constructed from sandstone blocks taken from nearby temples and shrines. When walking around the site one can see fragments of carved sandstone throughout a large portion of the construction. It is likely that the ancient Khmers haphazardly built this bridge as the river changed course over time and reused any stone blocks they could gather. Overtime the river changed course again and to the north one will see that the water level has now dropped extensively compared to the height of this bridge.

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