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. Plan your visit to Thommanon and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Siem Reap trip itinerary planning site .
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  • On the way over the Angkor area, small ruins. So small is it flown normally. Tourists at the ruins herself.
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  • Chau Say Tevoda and Thommanon are temples on either side of the main road. Thommanon temple is given as dedicated to Hindu prime Gods Shiva and Vishnu. Surprising part is that temple hall entrances ar...  more »
  • As part of our short tour we pass through here. It is small, but we liked it so much. This pretty well preserved and has a lot of charm. Also tends to be less crowded and that gives him a point in his favor.
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  • This is a small temple that you can see in about ten minutes or so. The most important features are not the overall design but the carved decorations. They are in a relatively good condition and give you a sense of how things would have looked at some of the less-preserved sites.
  • 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.
  • Very quiet jungle kind of place
  • 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.

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