Phnom Bakheng “Bakheng Mount”

It is a testimony to the love of symmetry and balance, which evolved its style. In pure simplicity of rectangles, its beauty is achieved. It is a pyramid mounting in terraces, five of them. Below Bakheng lies all the world of mystery, the world of the Khmer, more mysterious than ever under its cover of impenetrable verdure.

Location: 1,300 meters (4,265 feet) north of Angkor Wat and 400 meters (1,312 feet) south of Angkor Thom

Access: Enter and leave Phnom Bakheng by climbing a long steep path with some steps on the east side of the monument (height 67 meters, 220 feet).

Date: the late ninth century to the early tenth century

King: Yasovarman I

Religion: Hindu (dedicated to Siva)

Art Style: Bakheng


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