Angkor Thom: The TEP Pranam

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General information, history

TEP Pranam (Pranam Tep) translated from Khmer means "amazing God."

Located on the territory of Angkor Thom, Northwest of the Terrace of the Leper King.

The temple it is quite difficult to call, as available for inspection only by a Buddha statue that the rest of the territory in ruins and heavily damaged.

Dedicated to Buddhism, the style mixed.

The time of construction of TEP Pranam not exactly known. However, it was found that on one of the stele pavilion, there are inscriptions about the construction of a Buddhist monastery by king Yasovarman I (ruled 889-900гг.). Perhaps he had a direct relation. During its existence the Church was repeatedly subjected to modifications and alterations, particularly in periods the XII and XIII centuries, and c XV to XVI centuries, the Clearing of the temple was made in 1950

Orientation, tips for inspection

TEP Pranam is located a few hundred meters from the Terrace of the Leper King at the North-West. It is located in a remote from the main attractions, quiet location. Therefore, little visited, and is only of interest to true fans of these kind of artifacts. To reach the temple by foot only, through a dense thicket.

Main entrance leading to the Buddha is located on the West side.

On inspection it is not necessary to allocate more than a quarter of an hour, plus the same amount on the road to it.

For photo suitable the day.

Design, architecture

The road to the main entrance to the temple lies along the long terrace (about 50 m long and 8 m wide), framed at the entrance by statues of lions and Nagas and expanding to the pavilion with the Buddha up to 14 m in width. The pavilion is a roofed outdoor terrace made of wood with a statue sitting on a Lotus Buddha. The statue of Buddha is located on the foot elevation, the height of the statue is 6 m.

Behind the terrace is cross platform (30 m by 30 m), or rather what is left of the temple of TEP Pranam. The reason for this was the short-lived materials of which the temple was built – Sandstone and wood.

If you walk from the TEP Pranam a little to the West, you can see the remains of the pool and another standing Buddha statue, with a height of 4 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? ...