Wolfgang

Wolfgang

Posted on 03/06/2012


Photo taken on February 19, 2012



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Around the Ta Keo mountain temple

Around the Ta Keo mountain temple
Ta Keo had to be the state temple of Jayavarman V, son of Rajendravarman, who had built Pre Rup which I also will post later. Like Pre Rup, it has five sanctuary towers arranged in a quincunx, built on the uppermost level of five-tier pyramid consisting of overlapping terraces (a step pyramid), surrounded by moat, as a symbolic depiction of Mount Meru. Its particularly massive appearance is due to the absence of external decorations, as carving had just begun when the works stopped, besides an elaborate use of perspective effects. It is considered an example of the so-called Khleang style.

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