Spean Toap

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Spean Toap
Native Nameស្ពានទ័ព
Alternative nameSpean Tip, Spean Top
BA#C2203005
CISARK#584
IK#719
SizeLarge
ConditionIntact
TypeAncient Bridge
Location
VillageCheung Tien
CommuneCheung Tien
DistrictChong Kal
ProvinceOddor Meanchey
CountryCambodia
Coordinates13.90442, 103.53183
History
Founded12th Century
BuilderJayavarman VII
Art StyleBayon
MaterialLaterite
Year/s Restored2018-20?



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Site Size & Condition: Ancient Bridge Spean Toap (ស្ពានទ័ព - Pronounced: Spien T'oap)

One of the many historic bridges built by King Jayavarman VII that spans the Royal roads leading out from Angkor to the far stretches of the empire. This one in particular would have to be the longest bridge known to exist in the Angkor lands that is still standing, weighing in with 28 arches and spanning at 150m x 14.5m. Along both sides of the bridge stood ornate naga balustrades.

The ancient highway that this bridge sits on stretches from Angkor down south, all the way across the Cambodian and Thai border up to Prasat Hin Phimai.


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