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Thommanon, Siem Reap

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Explore the World Heritage Site of Thommanon, an intricately rendered, stone Hindu temple nestled amid lush Cambodian nature. One of a pair of temples, this modestly sized site was constructed in the 12th century (during the reign of Suryavarman II), and is dedicated to the deities Shiva and Vishnu. A well-preserved example of ornate Khmer architecture, its lasting sandstone design is attributed to the builders' decision to construct using stone entirely, omitting the wooden supports that were used in other sites in the area. Look out for the carved statues of the divine female "Devatas" in abundance around the site, each displaying their own "mundra," or symbolic hand gesture, as well as ornately carved panels depicting various examples of Hindu lore. Consider bringing a torch to illuminate these internal parts of the temple for closer inspection. To visit Thommanon and other attractions in Siem Reap, use our Siem Reap vacation route planner.
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Siem Reap offers attractive accommodations on every budget. Inexpensive family-run guesthouses provide clean, private rooms with access to the host's wealth of information. Hostels catering to backpackers cluster around the old market squares. Four- and five-star resorts welcome guests to retreat from the city into sleek modern interiors or rustic village havens, while mid-range hotels with sparkling pools fill in the spectrum. All can be booked online in advance, but with the abundant options at hand you shouldn't have much trouble finding a room upon arrival.
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  • Would definitely require to stop by if you heading toward the tomb raider temple. A small temple which is require to visit along with the opposite temple. I stop by and bought myself a bottle of water...  more »
  • Thommanon is right across the Chau Say Tevoda temple. I visited both of them in 30 minutes or less. There's nothing much to see because the design of the temple is typical.  more »
  • The temple itself is nice but I met a staff who asked for money. When we reached the center, the staff in uniform told us it was the center. Then he suggested to help us taking photos. Who know he nee...  more »
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  • A small temple in comparison to the others but it is so peaceful and quiet making it a wonderful temple to relax and admire the intricate artwork on the towers. A wonderful temple to contemplate or just sit back and chill. The temple consists of several towers closed together so there is not much to walk.
  • Beautiful temple. Often quiet and had no issues with tourist crowds
  • Famous temples with faces carved into the walls. Amazing and beautiful. Can get a bit crowded at peak times.
  • Small temple to check out on your way to angkor thom.
  • I'm in love with this temple. Less tourists, so quiet, so much aura. This temple near with Angkor Thom.