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Preah Palilay

Date of Construction:
Late 12th - Early 13th century C.E.
Religious Affiliation:
Patron or King:
Jayavarman VII
Artistic/Archeo. Style:
Central Angkor Thom
Location of Entrance:
Eastern causeway
Duration of Visit:
15 minutes
Time to Visit:
Photography Notes:
13d26'56N  103d51'18E

Picturesque sandstone and laterite tower in a cool, shaded forest setting, in the area behind the Terrace of the Leper King. The central tower is in rough condition but the eastern gopura displays some particularly nice Buddhist-themed carvings. The date of construction is a matter of some debate. Traditionally dated to the late 12th/early 13th century, but the Theravadan Buddhist themes of some of the carvings and some architectural features suggest a construction date in the late 13th or 14th century. The tower was rebuilt and modified in the post-Bayon period.

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