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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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  • Wouldn't go out of your way to see them - they are towers rather than temples - although they are close to the Terrace of the Elephants, so you can pop in while you're in the area.  more »
  • While you're doing the Angkor Thom tour, you can make a quick stop at this temple group. Get some pics and get on your way.  more »
  • I went at the end of the 12/2016. Platform, sure platform has lined up 12 towers of the same shape in the ruins of Angkor Thom in. Location is in front of the terrace of the elephants (East), located in the view from the terrace of the elephants. Those who come so far I went up close and toured, but seems less, seems to be and the path of the local people.
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  • These are twelve small stone towers standing on small hillocks/meadows extending from the South Khleang to the North Khleang. All of them and the locations themselves are quite picturesque. Many of these were restored by the Japanese and the UNESCO.
  • Twelve small towers built to represent twelve people.
  • This place is incredible!
  • 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

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