Phnom Santuk

Phnom Santok is a social and characteristic site spotted in Ko Koh town, Ko Koh community, Santuk region, around 17 kilometers south of Kampong Thom commonplace town. The site incorporate four mountains: Phnom Srah Kmao or Phnom Tbeng, Phnom Penhum or Phnom Kraper, Phnom Champa and Phnom Santuk.


Since the old time to the present, Phnom Santuk Mountain has been brought in numerous names as beneath:

– Phnom Thom (ever)
– Phnom Arth Santuk (In history)
– Phnom Chorm Chong Kiri
– Phnom Krop Tuk
– Phnom Preah Bat Chann Tuk

The antiquated legacies on the highest point of the mountain:

– Many Buddha statues were cut from extraordinary mountain rock including three major Buddha statues coming to Nirvana, each has more than 10-meter length.
– Prasat Touch of pyramid shape, made of sandstone, has three stories and three-meter stature, and is placed alongside the antiquated wooden sanctuary (instantly, it is made of concrete) with a rectangular lake (10m x 4m).

– Preah Bat Chann Tuk statue was cut on the stone formed as sustenance of a consecrated human, and there are numerous other little models. By the stories, the development and the statues were raised amid the rule of Preah Ponhea Dharma Reacha (1474-1494) and have been kept up to this point.
Phnom Santuk has changed names to Chorn Chong Kiri and Phnom Krop Tuk. Chan Dare or Chan Chare are called two bits of stone by nearby individuals that join all together in checked image and made in little opening, the traveler touched base there, they generally dropped money coins (antiquated coins) into this little gap. At the point when trade coins was dropped in for money, it make delicate feeble voice like a voice of the winged animals sing or music with joy. So they did that since antiquated period.


The Ba Kan

The Ba Kan spotted at Ta Seng Village, Ranaksei Commune, Sang Kum Thmey District in 105-Kilometer separated from the commonplace town by the National Road No 12 (64), then turning right more 30Kilometers. Ba Kan is the social site. These days, the sanctuary has no visitors to visit yet.


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Thmat Boey

Thmatboey is a secluded town placed in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary in the Northern Plains of Cambodia. The site bolsters all inclusive critical rearing populaces of two discriminatingly jeopardized Ibis species: the Giant Ibis and the White-shouldered Ibis, in the main known settling site of this species. Guests can stroll through a rich eco-arrangement of open forests, regularly immersed meadows, deciduous dipterocarp backwoods and scattered wetlands. Between the ninth and fifteenth hundreds of years A.D. the Khmer Empire based at Angkor ruled the scene and numerous highlights can in any case be seen today.



The Preah Vihear Temple

The Preah Vihear Temple is a Khmer sanctuary arranged at the highest point of Poy Tadi, a 525-meter (1720 ft) precipice in the Dangrek Mountains found in the Preah Vihear Province of northern Cambodia. The sanctuary issues its name to Cambodia’s Preah Vihear area and is 140 km from Angkor Wat, roughly 320 km from Phnom Penh. Preah Vihear

Preah Vihear Temple has the most staggering setting of every last one of sanctuaries fabricated amid the six-centuries-in length Khmer Empire. The Temple is made out of a progression of asylums connected by an arrangement of asphalts and staircases over a 800 meter long pivot and is fabricated with a reasonable perspective of the fields from where it stands. Committed to Shiva, this sanctuary is abnormal among Khmer sanctuaries in being developed along a long north-south pivot as opposed to having the traditional rectangular arrangement with introduction toward the east. Nonetheless, despite the fact that the structure of this sanctuary is altogether different from the sanctuary “mountains” found at Angkor, it is accepted to have been manufactured to fill the same need as a stylised representation of Mount Meru, the home of the divine beings.

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Through the vigorous endeavors of the Royal Government of Cambodia under the shrewd, splendid authority of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Preah Vihear Temple has been recorded and proclaimed a World Heritage site by UNESCO on July 8, 2008.

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Srah Srang


It was dug in the mid-tenth century, by activity of Kavindrarimathana, Buddhist clergyman of Rajendravarman II. It was later adjusted around the year 1200 by Jayavarman VII, who additionally included the laterite arriving stage at its western side, likely on the grounds that the East Baray had been overpowered by silt and had started failing. French archeological undertakings have discovered a necropolis near to it.


Srah Srang Raining Season

The site
At present Srah Srang measures 700 by 350 m is still somewhat overflowed. As different barays, possibly there was a sanctuary remaining on a manufactured island amidst it, as proposed by finding of a storm cellar. The arriving stage, inverse the passage to Banteay Kdei, is a mainstream site for review the dawn. It is cruciform, flanked by nāga balaustrades which end with the upright leader of a serpent, mounted by a garuda with its wings spread out. The steps that lead down to the water are flanked by two watchman lions.


Srah Srang Sunrise


Neak Pean

Neak Pean was initially intended for medicinal purposes (the people of old accepted that going into these pools would adjust the components in the bather, therefore curing sickness); it is one of the numerous doctor’s facilities that Jayavarman VII constructed. It is taking into account the old Hindu conviction of offset. Four joined pools speak to Water, Earth, Fire and Wind. Each is associated with the focal water source, the primary tank, by a stone channel “directed by one of Four Great Animals (maha ajaneya pasu) in particular Elephant, Bull, Horse, and Lion, relating toward the north, east, south, and west quarters….


The stone courses in the little structures are formed to speak to the leaders of the Four Great Animals…the just exemption being that on the east, which speaks to a human head rather than a bull’s.” Originally, four figures remained on the floor of the lake. The main remaining statue is that of the stallion Balaha, a manifestation of the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, sparing mariners from the ogresses of Tamradvipa. The sanctuary on the lake was initially devoted to Avalokitesvara. Willetts accepted that “this is Jayavarman as he would have wished to have seemed to his kin.




Bakong (Khmer: ប្រាសាទបាគង) is the first sanctuary pile of sandstone built by leaders of the Khmer domain at Angkor close advanced Siem Reap in Cambodia. In the last many years of the ninth century AD, it served as the authority state sanctuary of King Indravarman I in the old city of Hariharalaya, placed in a region that today is called Roluos.
Roluos Group, Bakong
The structure of Bakong came to fruition of ventured pyramid, famously recognized as sanctuary heap of ahead of schedule Khmer sanctuary structural planning. The striking comparability of the Bakong and Borobudur sanctuary in Java, going into compositional subtle elements, for example, the passages and stairs to the upper patios, proposes firmly that Borobudur was served as the model of Bakong. There must had been trades of explorers, if not mission, between Khmer kingdom and the Sailendras in Java. Transmitting to Cambodia thoughts, as well as specialized and design points of interest of Borobudur, incorporating curved portals.