Baphuon

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A causeway supported by round columns leads to the massive black sandstone temple, built to resemble Mount Meru, the home of the gods. The pyramid-shaped building made up of three terraces was erected in the mid-11C by Udayadityavarman II (1050-1066) and originally devoted to Shiva before being converted to Theravada Buddhism. Pay particular attention to the lovely bas-reliefs carved upon the gopura (doors) and to the restored sleeping Buddha on the western side.

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Angkor Thom Siem Reap

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