Baphuon

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Temple 'mountain' May 28, 2012
Baphuon was first constructed in the 11th century as an Hindu Temple for Shiva, the Hindu God. It's in the sahpe of a mountain, with 3 levels. It was changed to a Buddhist Temple in the 15th century.

It's measured 120 meters by 100 meters and the tallest point in the middle is around 34 meters.

Since it's construction and as time went on, the temple collapsed almost completely. Restoration attempts started back in the 60's and continued on into this century, until the restoration was completed in 2011.

I didn't climb on the 3 levels myself, although it's possible. The stairs seemed pretty steap to me. Because it's a religious place, there is a dress code. If you wear shorts or skirts, you're not allowed access to the temple.

Next time that I'm there, I will go to the top.
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Vipin Vipin
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Reconstructed! Mar 23, 2010
Dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, the Baphuon is one of the older temples at the Angkor Wat complex as it was constructed in the middle of the eleventh century. Last century, the temple unfortunately collapsed and after many restoration attempts, the temple was fully restored this year. It is most famous for the rather large statue of Buddha reclining on his side. As this temple is very near Bayon, it should not be too hard to get to and worth a look considering it has been restored. When I was there, it looked in pretty bad shape and there were piles of large stones everywhere. It would be interesting to see whether the reconstruction efforts were successful or not.
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