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Prasat Kravan

Date of Construction:
Early 10th century C.E.
Religious Affiliation:
Patron or King:
Harshavarman I
Artistic/Archeo. Style:
Duration of Visit:
30 minutes
Time to Visit:
Anytime, but morning is best for photography and provides the best light for viewing the interior carvings
Photography Notes:
13d25'10N  103d53'58E

East-facing brick towers containing unique bas-reliefs of Vishnu and Lakshmi rendered in brick - the only example of brick bas-reliefs in the Angkor area. Prasat Kravan was originally constructed by noblemen rather than a king and has a twin sister in Takeo Province south of Phnom Penh, Prasat Neang Khmau, which contained paintings rather than bas-reliefs, some of which still survives. Prasat Kravan was reconstructed by archaeologists in the early 20th century. Look for modern replacement bricks labeled "CA.".

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