Phimeanakas

The Phimeanakas is a pyramid-shaped temple in the Royal Palace of Angkor Thom in Cambodia.

phimeanakas templeThe Phimeanakas temple was probably built in the 11th century.

The temple is twelve feet high, in the form of a three-tier pyramid as a Hindu temple, and has a footprint of 36 by 28 meters.

phimeanakas-temple_angkor_thomThe basic pyramid was built from rock and sandstone.

Zhou Daguan, a Chinese envoy, reported that the temple was made of gold. It is therefore assumed that at least the dome was overlaid with gold.

 

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