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Tep Pranam

Date of Construction:
9th century C.E.
Religious Affiliation:
Buddhist
Patron or King:
Yasovarman I
Artistic/Archeo. Style:
Mixed
Location:
Central Angkor Thom
Duration of Visit:
10 minutes
Time to Visit:
Anytime
Photography Notes:
Morning
Position:
13d26'56N  103d51'31E

A long walkway with a Buddha figure at the far end. Tep Pranam was originally a Buddhist shrine in the 9th century under Yasovarman I, the king that moved the capital to Angkor. It was expanded over the years with 12th century balustrades, 13th century lions and significant post-Angkorian modifications and additions. The Buddha statue at the western end is made from reused material. It is unclear how long that particular Buddha has been there.
 

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