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Ak Yom

Date of Construction:
Late 8th - Early 11th century C.E.
Religious Affiliation:
Patron or King:
Artistic/Archeo. Style:
AAP - Near the SW corner of the West Baray.
Duration of Visit:
15-30 minutes
Time to Visit:
Photography Notes:
13d26'50N  103d51'38E

The historically important ruins of a small brick and sandstone temple in very poor condition. The earliest elements date from the pre-Angkorian 8th century. Inscriptions indicate that a temple dedicated to the Hindu ‘god of the depths’ was previously located on the same spot. Ak Yom is the earliest known example of the 'temple-mountain' architectural design formula, which was to become a primary design formula for many of the Angkorian period temples including Angkor Wat.

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