Preah Ko, Roluos

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  • August 5, 2017
    In a beautiful tropical landscape, between lights, shadows and color cake and terracotta rise these beautiful delicate and elegant towers in the Roluos group. Preah Ko was the first temple which was built in the ancient and now defunct city of Hariharalaya (in the area that today is called Roluos), some 15 kilometers southeast of the main group of temples at Angkor. The temple was built under King Khmer Indravarman I in 879 to honor ancestors of the family of the family of King Indravarman. Preah Ko consists of six brick towers arranged in two rows grouped in a single terrace. The East side and the central front towers are the highest. The shrines are dedicated to three deified ancestors of Indravarman and their respective wives. The front central tower is dedicated to Jayavarman II, the founder of the Khmer Empire. The Tower on the left is dedicated to Prithivindreshvara, father of King Indravarman and the tower to the right to Rudreshvara, his grandfather. The three rear towers are dedicated to the wives of the three men. The Central Towers all bear images of the hindu God Shiva. Visit if or if this temple, thought me that here the architecture and decoration Khmer is stylized and achieves impressive levels of finesse and elegance! interesting to know in your step by Roluos and Siem Reap.
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  • June 30, 2017
    Preah Ko was the first temple to be built in the ancient and now defunct city of Hariharalaya (in the area that today is called Roluos), some 15 kilometers south-east of the main group of temples at A...  more »
  • June 15, 2017
    A temple that can be visited quite quickly and where few tourists are present, it will give you time to appreciate the details of the sculptures and frescoes in the quiet while enjoying the nature all around the temple. Beyond that, the size of this temple and if you've already done others does not require a visit to really learn about temples in absolute terms.
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  • May 4, 2017
    One of the oldest temple in Angkor and it is still in a pretty good condition. An easy walk from the parking lot and it is a small temple compare to the rest. There are six towers that still stand and they are quite majestic on a platform overlooking the main entrance. The intricate carving on some of the towers are still there. Another of the less popular temple in Angkor, wonderful for lingering around.
  • February 24, 2017
    Temple is dedicated to Hindu deity Shiva, and the name of the temple – Sacred Bull – comes from 3 sandstone statues of bulls standing in front of the temple, representing Nandi – bull who servers at the mount of Shiva. You can find images of Shiva on central towers. There are also interesting carvings on false doors on each of the tower. In general, all the temples around Angkor wat are interesting and visiting any of them would not be a mistake, although there are some that are extraordinary and are not to be missed – this one is not one of them, but can be a good starting point for your Khmer temple tour.
  • March 20, 2017
    Close at 5.30 strictly, you won't be able to go in even one step afterwards. Definitely not as stunning as Angkor Wat or Angkor Thom, but if you learned the history, you'll appreciate these Rolous temples.
  • December 14, 2016
    The name Preah Ko comes from "Nandi" which is located at the entrance of this temple. Preah means Holy and Ko means the Bull "Nandi" which is also the animal of strength as well as the holy animal normally located at Shiva temple entrances. It is a small but magical place. Go here to look at some carvings which will keep you guessing. Imagine how beautiful this temple might have been in its heyday. Lovely temple and worth spending time. None of the holy Shiva figures are in temple. But this was a Shiva temple for sure since you can still see traces of Shiv Linga and the square around it. Loved it since it was peaceful and a very calming site.
  • October 11, 2016
    Meaning as "The Scared Ox", Prasat Preah Ko was build in 879 by the King Indravarman I for his ancestors such as King's parents, maternal grandparents, Jayavarman II and his wife in the town of Hariharalaya. Moreover, it was built to dedicate to Hindu God Shiva as well. Built at late 9 century , it the oldest temple among the group of Rolous Temple.

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