Angkor: Thommanon

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Ангкор: Храм Тхомманон (Thommanon) Thommanon (Thommanon)

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 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 in 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.

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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
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

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