Cambodia

Temples of Angkor – Prasat Kravan

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Largely overlooked by visitors, Prasat Kravan is just 500m south of Banteay Kdei and is worth a quick 10 minute stop to explore. Known as the Cardamon Sanctuary, it comprises of a row of five brick and sandstone towers sitting on a low platform in a field.

It’s not a complicated structure, the highlight being the interiors of the towers that house some interesting carvings that remain in very good condition.

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The sanctuary was consecrated in 921 A.D. during the reign of Harshavarman I. The central tower is dedicated to Vishnu, and the northern most tower to Lakshmi, wife of Vishnu. The best carving is of the latter, where Lakshmi is wearing a pleated sampot, flanked by two kneeling worshippers.

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