Siam Reap, Cambodia
Preah Ko Siam Reap Reviews
Preah Ko Jun 27, 2013
The temple was built under the Khmer KingIndravarman I in 879 to honor members of the king's family, whom it places in relation with the Hindu deity Shiva.
The center of the temple of Preah Ko is a group of six towers in two rows, built on a common terrace; it is enclosed by a first square wall of 60m each side. The second wall is 95m each side; it has the same entrances and encloses the library and annexes of mixed construction. The outer enclosure is 800m by 450m and doubtless a fence of stakes.
The three towers in the front row are for paternal ancestors with male guardians flanking the door ways. The three in the back row are for maternal ancestors. Those ancestors were named as Gods and goddesses and Çiva Lingas were installed, representing the paternal ancestors.
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