Angkor: Prasat Suor Prat

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General information, history

Прасаты Суор Прат

Prasat Suor Prat (Prasats Suor Prat) is located on the territory of Angkor Thom, opposite the terraces of Elephants and Leper King, across the street. The complex consists of 12 towers at an equal distance from each other, aligned on the same line, with the exception of two.

The name translates from the Khmer as "the tower dancing on the rope". If during the events on a tight rope walked acrobats, but it's questionable version and nothing to do with the true purpose of the towers it has. There are other, more plausible version, for example: use as storerooms or administrative buildings, where the ongoing resolution of legal issues, disputes or temporary detention of offenders. But, nevertheless, a clear answer about the appointment of Prasat no.

Buildings dedicated to Buddhism, the style – postion.

Built towers of Jayavarman VII (Jayavarman VII, 1181-1220 rules.) at the end of the XII century Clearing of land was made in the early twentieth century, recovery in the mid 50-ies of XX century.

Interest, as a "chain" of towers, and each tower separately, and preserved on the pediment of the image.

Orientation, tips for inspection

Prasat Suor Prat are bordering on Royal square on the East. Consist of two groups: six towers, each group divided by the road leading from the Gate of Victory, which was the main street of the city of Angkor Thom. For near to the main road towers are located on both sides of the pool (80 m by 60 m).

Built of laterite and Sandstone towers are relatively well preserved, and very popular among tourists.

The best photos can be done at sunset, especially if you try to fit a few towers in one frame.

On inspection it is necessary to allocate about half an hour.

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Design, architecture

Прасаты Суор Прат

Towers of Suor Prat have a square shape and consist of three levels. The lower level has one main entrance oriented to the East, and faces the Royal Palace, with the rest of the parties are placed in the window. With the exception of two towers, standing near the town's main road: the entrance is the one facing North, the other South. With the front of each main entrance brings a small terrace with two Windows. In the lower level is the room itself, other levels are decorative in nature.

The third (top) level has two large pediment, located opposite each other. On the pediments there remained barely distinguishable image of the Nagas and lions.

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admin 13 September, 2014

A continuation of course. But all the temples of Angkor to describe almost impossible, this requires a separate site. ...
Anna Reutin 22 Nov, 2014
Add about routes. If you have a limited amount of time (1-2 days), you will have time to watch only so-called "small ring" of Church buildings. If you are willing to stay on a little longer - feel free to plan a "big ring". Although after a couple of days all of these facilities are already stale ( ...
Igor Ognev May 1, 2017
Prices are not the same. One-day ticket not 20, and November 2016 is 37 USD ...
Levontiy.CHyanov 28 October, 2017
"At the entrance to the Bayon and Baphuon is the input control, in other temples he is missing."
tickets to Angkor Tom are sold separately from ankorwat or not ? control in these two temples and at the entrance to the gate not ? Bike and stutered you can go inside both complexes, is that right ? There's also stairs for the bridges, as the scooter in drag, and is it possible ? ...
admin 28 October, 2017

The separate tickets to Angkor Thom no, his visit is included in the cost of the ticket to the Angkor complex. Control not only in these temples, but what does it matter: buy tickets and view whatever you want, where you ask, submit a ticket.
Where did you get the information that bikes and scooters can ride inside the temples? Between them, and to the historical and religious object to move did not hear that. By the way, scooter rental in Siem reap was banned, if something is not changed. ...
Levontiy.CHyanov October 31, 2017
Katerina1 20 January, 2018
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Akropesgreox 4 March, 2018
Advise correct guide to the temples of Angkor Wat. I want to go in Siem Reap for a few days and see good Angkor. ...
admin 4 March, 2018

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Katerina1 25 July, 2018
you on your own or with tour operator but to see the temples you want? ...

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