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Ta Keo Angkor

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25 Nov 2015 | Wed

Day 08 of 47

Today’s Events:

– Angkor Wat Sunrise

– Angkor Wat

– Bayon Angkor

– Baphuon Angkor

– Phimeanakas Angkor

– Terrace Leper King Angkor

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Ta Keo (Khmer: ប្រាសាទតាកែវ, Prasat Ta Kêv [praːsaːt taːkaew]) is a temple-mountain in Angkor (Cambodia), possibly the first to be built entirely of sandstone by Khmers.

Ta Keo was the state temple of Jayavarman V, son of Rajendravarman, who had built Pre Rup. Like Pre Rup, it has five sanctuary towers arranged in a quincunx, built on the uppermost level of a five-tier pyramid consisting of overlapping terraces (a step pyramid), surrounded by moats, as a symbolic depiction of Mount Meru.

Its particularly massive appearance is due to the absence of external decorations, as carving had just begun when the work stopped, besides an elaborate use of perspective effects. It is considered an example of the so-called Khleang style. (Wikipedia)

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