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Ta Keo

Date of Construction:
Late 10th - Early 11th century C.E.
Religious Affiliation:
Patron or King:
Jayavarman V
Artistic/Archeo. Style:
Duration of Visit:
30 minutes
Time to Visit:
Photography Notes:
13d26'40N  103d52'55E

Towering but plainly decorated temple-mountain dedicated to Shiva. Known in its time as ‘the mountain with golden peaks.’ The first to be constructed wholly of sandstone, this temple employs huge sandstone blocks. Constructed under three kings, begun by Jayavarman V as his state-temple and continued under Jayaviravarman and Suryavarman I. When Jayavarman V first constructed Ta Keo, he part ways with previous kings, placing his state temple outside of the capital area. Construction seems to have stopped particularly early in the decoration phase as evidenced by the lack of carvings. Ta Keo is well worth a visit, but if you are pressed for time, see Pre Rup instead.

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