Thommanon, Emanon (Thommanon) - a small temple part of the complex of the city of Angkor. Some sources consider it in unity with the Church , of This Tevoda Chau (Chau Say Tevoda), because they are similar and built in the same style, and are located a few hundred meters of each other.
The construction of the temple belongs to the period of construction of Angkor Wat, about the middle of the XII – beginning of XIII centuries and belongs Suryavarman II (Suryavarman II). The cleaning work of the temple started in 20-ies of the XIX century 60-ies it was restored and is today in the best, compared to some of the temples of Angkor state. The bas-reliefs and constructions Thommanon look great.
The temple dedicated to the Hindu gods Shiva and Vishnu.
Orientation in the temple, tips for inspection
To get to Thommanon from the Angkor Thom (Angkor Thom) , you can follow through the Victory Gate (the Victory Gate), from which you will have to walk or drive around 600 m to the East on a dirt road. The temple will be on the left side, but to drive past will not work, because there are always many traders that are very Intrusive. Cm. Thommanon of Angkor on the map
Due to the good condition of Church buildings and some threads compare Thommanon to the temple of Banteay SREI (Banteay Srey), located 35 km North of the main complexes, Angkor. Therefore, in the absence of time or inability to visit Thommanon must definitely stop. But keep in mind that for the same reason, the temple attracted crowds of tourists and a lot of people almost always.
On inspection it is necessary to allocate not more than 1 hour. The best time to visit is early in the morning or evening.
The construction of the temple architecture
Thommanon is a sibling of the temple, consisting of five buildings, four of which are extended in a line from East to West and are connected by walkways. To the South is a detached building of the library. Previously, the temple was surrounded by a perimeter wall, from her nothing left.
The main entrance of the temple oriented to the East. Externally, the tallest tower resembles a Lotus flower, played in the towers of Angkor Wat. On the inner and outer walls of the temple were restored and preserved many of the figures of gods, apsaras, Devatas, thread floral pattern that cannot but cause amazement to the works of the ancient masters.
The temple was built of Sandstone without the use of wooden beams, probably that's why he survived better than others.