Prasat Suor Prat is a row of 12 square laterite and sandstone towers, six on either side of the road leading to Angkor Thom, parallel to the front of the terraces. The two towers closest to the road are back slightly from the others. The towers are connected by galleries and are of similar style and construction. The towers have an unusual feature of windows with balusters on three sides.
Prasat Sour Prat is located at the beginning of the road leading to the Gate of Victory of Angkor Thom ; 1,200 meters (3,937 feet) in front of Phimeanakas. A enter and leave the towers from the road at the east. It was built in the end of the 12th century by the King Jayavarman VII, replica to Bayon style of art.
A set of twelve towers located in front of the Terrace of the Elephants, separated from it by the main road that runs northwards from the Bayon to the North Gate of Angkor Thom.
Entrance porches open toward the square and the road to the Gate of Victory of the city of Angkor Thom. These features support the theory that these towers were used as some sort of viewing area, reserved for princes or dignitaries, on to the large square of the Royal Palace, The interior of each tower has two levels and two levels and on the upper one there is a cylindrical vault with two pediments. The frames, bays and lintels were made of sandstone.
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- Copyright: Eugene Fu (eugenefu) (516)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-14
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Canon IXUS 60D
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/400 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Ancient world of Angkor [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-07-18 19:25