Prasat Thommanon

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Prasat Thommanon
Native Nameប្រាសាទធម្មនន្ទ
BA#C1710123
CISARK#391
IK#490
SizeMedium
ConditionIntact
TypeTemple
Location
Part ofYasodharapura II, Yasodharapura III, Angkor
CommuneNokor Thom
DistrictSiem Reap Municipality
ProvinceSiem Reap
CountryCambodia
Coordinates13.44721, 103.87755
History
FoundedEarly 12th Century
BuilderDharanindravarman I (?),Suryavarman II
Art StyleAngkor Wat
MaterialSandstone
ReligionHinduism
DeityVishnu
Year/s Restored1955-56, 1960
UNESCO Inscription1992



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Site Size & Condition: Medium Prasat Prasat Thommanon (ប្រាសាទធម្មនន្ទ - Pronounced: Pra-saht Toe-mon-nohn) is a medium-sized, extensively-restored temple, constructed in the early 12th-century - Angkor Wat style - and consisting of 4 sandstone elements aligned along an east-west axis. A central shrine connects to a pavilion, or mandapa, to the east which, in turn, connects to the eastern gopura of an inner (now ruined) enclosing wall while a western gopura lies west of the main shrine. In addition, a small but perfectly-restored sandstone 'library' is situated to the southeast. The entire site is surrounded by traces of a now dry moat.

Several well-preserved lintels and pediments, in both heraldic and narrative styles, can be seen plus numerous intact devatas. The presence of Buddhist iconography has led some archeologists to suggest that the site had possibly already been initiated during the earlier reign of Dharanindravarman I or even Jayavarman VI.


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