Prasat Preah Vihear


PRASAT PREAH VIHEAR was listed in World Heritage List

Under the Franco-Siamese Treaty of 1904 and 1907, the line of frontier between Cambodia and Thai along the Dongrak Mountains followed justice at the Hague officially found that the Preah Vihear Temple in Cambodia situated inside the Cambodia territory.

Preah Vihear Temple in Cambodia is located in a pleasant environment with an attractive countryside slightly east of the mid section of the Dongrek Mountains.
Prasat Preah Vihear

Prasat Preah Vihear

What can seen in Preah Vihear Temple
Prasat Preah Vihear in Cambodia has four levels and four courtyards which comprise of five Gopuras ( entrance pavilions some times surmounted by tower)

Palace Building or Gopuras on the third level.
This group of building was the King’s residence when he came to pay homage to the mighty God, and the two wings were the shelters for the pilgrims. The main temple are used for the high-ranking supreme divinities, this mighty group of building is considered as the center of the whole temple complex.
 

Prasat Preah Vihear

Prasat Preah Vihear

The first level Gopura: this is a pavilion in Greek architecture style with cross plan on an elevated, rebates angle base on each of the roof doorway . Stone lions are placed on each of the roofs doorway.

Prasat Preah Vihear

Prasat Preah Vihear

Accessibility to the Temple
The temple can be reached by crossing the Cambodia -Thai gateway border from the Ubon Ratchantani Province of Thailand. Currently the visits are from 8.00 till 16.00 hours.

Prasat Preah Vihear

Prasat Preah Vihear

The Grandeur of its site
For all the grandeur of its site, perched on the edge of a giant cliff and with a commanding view over northern Cambodia, Preah Vihear is difficult to visualize as a whole.

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