Angkor Thom: Preah Palilay

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General information, history

Преа Палилай, Ангкор Том

Preah Palilay (Preah Palilay) is located on the territory of Angkor Thom, in the North-Western part. Located a little away from the main facilities, and is surrounded by dense forest.

Dedicated to Buddhism, mixed style (Bayon, Angkor Wat).

Built Preah Palilay in the middle of the XII – beginning of XIII centuries, Jayavarman VII (Jayavarman VII, rules 1181-1215 gg.). Clearing of land was made in 1918 1919гг., the restoration of the temple – 30's, XX century.

Interesting Preah Palilay unusual conical form of the centre and the only tower, as well as growing on the temple grounds Mature trees.

Orientation, tips for inspection

To reach Preah Palilay is possible only on foot or from the TEP Pranam after a little over a hundred meters to the North-West, or from the entrance (North-Western) gopura of the Royal Palace to the North, in a straight line, 200 m. This is a rarely visited place.

The temple is quite badly damaged, so it will be interesting mostly for the real lovers of this kind of attractions. For a simple layman he is, perhaps, not be of little value if they are not buried in the Foundation of the temple centuries old cotton trees (South side). Very impressive sight (though more spectacular paintings of this kind can be seen in Tapame).

Time required it is necessary to establish not more than 30 minutes (with a road).

For photo better in the first half of the day.

Design, architecture

The main entrance is on the East side. It has a small Phillips road length of 30 m and a width of 8.5 m, the entrance to it put the remains of the figures of warriors and lions. The road is raised above the ground to a height of about one meter, and on both sides it is surrounded by well-preserved statues of Nagas. At the end of the road leads to a small covered wooden pavilion, where towering pedestal with a statue of a seated Buddha, height 3 m, found during restoration work and installed in the pavilion in front of the temple.

Behind the Buddha is the entrance gopuram of the temple of Preah Palilay, and then the temple itself.

On the perimeter of the temple is surrounded by a stone wall (50m, 50m), which has three entrances. One of them is the main entrance, oriented to the East, and representing a single input cruciform gopura of the temple. Gopuram has, in addition to the Central aisle, two more on both sides. Particularly noteworthy is the well preserved above the entrance of Buddhist images of scenes of the Buddha, animals and birds. The other two entrances to the temple are from the North and from the South.

The basis of most of Preah Palilay is a three-tiered structure, which rises the Central tower of the temple, resembling a cone. Up in the premises of the temple by the Eastern and Northern axial ladders, others were destroyed. The tower is 6 m.

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Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
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
How many places should I poeticity then..) ...
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

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