Thommanon, Siem Reap

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#23 of 46 in Historic Sites in Siem Reap
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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  • August 5, 2017
    Thommnon is the small Prasat (temple) is small tourists and it is around Angkor Wat Park also and it is in small tour way.  more »
  • June 15, 2017
    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 »
  • June 11, 2017
    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 »
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  • May 5, 2017
    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.
  • April 19, 2017
    Beautiful temple. Often quiet and had no issues with tourist crowds
  • March 31, 2017
    Famous temples with faces carved into the walls. Amazing and beautiful. Can get a bit crowded at peak times.
  • June 6, 2017
    Small temple to check out on your way to angkor thom.
  • January 28, 2017
    I'm in love with this temple. Less tourists, so quiet, so much aura. This temple near with Angkor Thom.

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