Bill and Sue-On Hillman:
A 50-Year Musical Odyssey
HILLMAN INDOCHINA ADVENTURE:
Cambodia Gallery 14alt: Alternates and Outtakes
PREAH KHAN TEMPLE
TOMB RAIDER ADVENTURE IV
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Preah Khan ("Royal Sword")
is a temple built in the 12th century for King Jayavarman VII to honour
his father. It was the centre of a substantial organisation, with
almost 100,000 officials and servants. The temple is flat in design, with
a basic plan of successive rectangular galleries around a Buddhist sanctuary
complicated by Hindu satellite temples and numerous later additions.
Like Ta Prohm that we visited
in Gallery 14, Preah Khan has been left largely unrestored, with numerous
trees and other vegetation growing among the ruins.
The free-standing statues
have been removed for safe-keeping, and there is ongoing restoration work.
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