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Prasat Suor Prat, Siem Reap

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Prasat Suor Prat is a series of twelve towers spanned north to south lining the eastern side of royal square in Angkor Thom, near the town of Siem Reap, Cambodia. The towers are made from rugged laterite and sandstone. The towers are located right in front of Terrace of the Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King, flanking the start of the road leading east to the Victory Gate, on either side of which they are symmetrically arranged. Their function remains unknown.The current tower's name in Khmer means "The towers of the tight-rope dancers", a romantic name derived from local belief assuming that they were used to support a high wire stretched between them for acrobatics purpose during royal festivals. This belief however, is irrelevant. Zhou Daguan describes in his records that the towers are used to settle disputes among Angkorian people.The temple was possible built during the reign of Indravarman II.Among the twelve towers, the structures identified as N1 tower and N2 antechamber were in danger of collapse and were reconstructed in 2001-2005 by JSA and APSARA.
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  • Accustomed to the other Angkor temples, these 12 buildings, which are located across the street from the terrace of the leper King, are not great. We've seen a couple taking advantage of the lunch break we did right between those stones (near there are stalls selling food).
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  • In the grass, stood side by side in a similar building. Rarely, people who come to see the near mowing my aunt who had just did. But feel something historic not only ruins seen from a distance, have stood by and watched.
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  • On the opposite side of the terrace of the elephants in several buildings at regular intervals because it stood side by side, I went to see. Rather than feeling like actively pursuing restoration a could only partially be assigned to reinforcement. Such relics had lined up the stands seemed to wait so.
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  • Twelve small towers built to represent twelve people.
  • One to one total 12 towers. They were built by rugged laterite and sand stones. The old ages live around there have called it Neang Pi Tondop ( The towers of 12 dancers ). This name very famous and popular in Khmer.
  • This place is a series of twelve towers spanned north to south lining the eastern side of the royal square in Angkor Thom
  • Look similar to Cham towers, but built of stones, not brick and less ornamental.
  • Very interesting and strange Tower.
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