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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  • Temple privatized at a gala evening in show sound and light followed by a dinner high color interspersed with dances and performances... magic and exceptional.
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  • Site made with Chow Sai-the border. Small, gate, main hall, Chapel, two configuration. Here is a stone pagodas and rather stand on Temple feeling, a high degree of perfection. What especially can get inside it is not. Not at all like CHOW say Taboada also was off the beaten path!
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  • Small twin temple with Chau say Thom... Little world and very well restored stop you if you go there (between Angkor Thom and your keo
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  • It's one of the smaller temples compared to other sites but it's very well kept. Much of the carvings are still visually distinct with little weathering. Because it is a smaller site I didn't feel overwhelmed by all the features and could instead take the time to enjoy.
  • This small place is lovely and worth a visit. You will meet local lovely kids here as well. Take some sweets with you maybe.
  • 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.
  • Absolutely wonderful! Been to many ruins around the world but nothing comes close!
  • 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.

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