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Bakong

The Roluos Group : After Jayavarman II ascended the throne on Mount Kulen in 802, he moved his capital to Hariharalaya ("the abode of Hari-Hara"), present name Roluos. Hari-Hara is the god's name synthesis of Shiva and Vishnu.

Date : Late 9th century (881)
King : Indravarman I
Religion : Hindu (decicated to Shiva)

Bakong

Three important temples - Bakong, Preah Ko and Lolei - are located 11km southeast of Siem Reap town. Dating from the late 9th century the Roluos Group is the earliest site of the Angkor Period. Bakong is the first significant temple-mountain representing the cosmic Mount Meru.



The remained bas-relief

Only few pales survived,

You can see "Asuras" on the fifth tier on the south side



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Preah Ko

Date : Late 9th century (879)
King : Indravarman I
Religion : Hindu (decicated to Shiva)

Preah Ko

Funerary temple built for the king's parents,
maternal grandparents and previous king Jayavarman II and his wife

Preah Ko consists of six brick towers on a low platform. In front of them there are the statue of three kneeling bulls - Shiva's vehicle Nandi. As for the temple called "The Sacred Bull" in Khmer.



Mortar

We came upon young girl trod on woody mortar

Calm and peaceful; scenery of countryside of this area made us happy.



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Lolei

Date : Late 9th century (893)
King : Yasovarman I
Religion :
Hindu (decicated to Shiva)

Linga

There is "linga" at the center of four sanctuary towers

Lolei, built for memory of the king's father, originally was island temple in the middle of the Indratataka baray - reservoir. Four channels extend from center "linga" on all sides. I heard it use to be for ritual device, holy water poured over the "linga" flowed through the channels into the baray.



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