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Bat Chum

Bat Chum

Trio of small brick towers on a platform with two surviving lintels in pretty good condition. Bat Chum is a historically unique early Buddhist temple constructed at a time when Hinduism dominated. The inscriptions on the doorways note the Buddhist dedication, praise the architect (who was also the architect for East Mebon and Pre Rup,) and admonishes local elephant handlers to keep their beasts off the dikes, like an ancient ´keep off the grass´ sign. Follow unmarked dirt road between Pre Rup and Srah Srang about 1km.

Constructed: Mid 10th century C.E./Religion: Buddhist/King/Patron: Rajaendravarman/Style: Pre Rup

 

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