Thommanon Temple

Stone Temple with Preserved Carvings in Siem Reap

    Thommanon Temple is a Hindu temple site that's covered in intricate carvings and surrounded by forests in Angkor. The temple is in relatively excellent condition, thanks to extensive restoration work in the 1960s.

    It was constructed about the same time as Angkor Wat. The style of architecture is quite evident in the towers and carvings, which are in very good condition. During the rainy season, the dampened sandstone offers great photo opportunities.

    photo by Nomad Tales (CC BY-SA 2.0) modified

    Part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the complex dates back between the 11th and 12th centuries. It's about 600 metres east of the Victory Gate of Angkor Thom, just opposite Chau Say Tevoda. Even before restoration, Thommanon was in much a better condition than Chau Say Tevoda. Unlike the latter, which was built using wooden beams enclosed in stone, Thommanon Temple's entire structure was made out of stone. 

    photo by Juan Antonio Segal (CC BY 2.0) modified

    Thommanon Temple

    Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Penny Wong | Compulsive Traveler

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