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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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  • 鬥象台 (Terrace of the Elephants)對面的就是十二生肖塔(Suar Prat Tower), 都是散落的一些磚造建築. 行了半天, 來到這裡, 已經是午餐時候, , 司機在招手著我們上車. 沒有時間去細看. 
  • These are within the Angkor Thom city but aren't much compared to other temples. We didn't have a guide but from what I understood from our driver these 12 structures were bulit to represent the 12 Ch...  read more »
  • 之前的了解到这里好像是作为天判的一种仪式场所而存在,塔庙坐落的位置非常准确,平行的一条线上,从一端可以直直的看到另一端,古代人民在建筑上的精确实在是现代人所无法想象的,从宗教和信仰的角度来看,用这样一种神谕的判决方式,说不定也冥冥之中也有其真实的意义所在,只不过我们现在所能看到的,只是宏伟的建筑而已了,但是这些建筑虽然现在看着简朴,在当时想必也是非常辉煌的吧。 
  • 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.
  • 又一個不文明的代表建物 法律的判決 要靠人的意志力 歷史是否真是如此?如果單看建物 也是很有不同的感覺 磚造 山形結構
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