The Kampong Kdei Bridge is located in Doeumpor Village, Kok Thlok Kraom Commune, Chi Krčng District, Siem Reap Province. It is 254 km away from the Phnom Penh Capital along the National Road No 6 and 60 km southeast of the Siem Reap Town.
The bridge was erected by King Jayavarman VII in the late 12th century. At that time, it was located in the stretch of the road between the Angkorean City and Phan Rang past Sambo Prei Kuh, Wat Nokor, Ba Phnom and Indra Borei.
During his reign, along the road in every 15 km, there was an electric lamp-installed rest-house that enabled travelers to stop for a while or to stay overnight before they continued their trips.
Nowadays, between the Siem Reap Town and the Kampong Thom provincial boundary we see only ten ancient bridges, but the Kampong Kdei Bridge is the longest one that is 80m long and 14m wide and has twenty-one axes.
To conserve the valuable cultural bridge, Mr. Bernard Philippe Groslier, the French Angkor curator, restored it in 1965.
The Kampong Kdei Bridge is now firmly standing, and it is still being used as a main infrastructure for facilitating both travel and heavy loaded trucks.
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Jeppo (17635) 2012-02-13 10:45
interesting perspective with a good depth. I like the man riding the bike on the right
- Copyright: Boris Jakesevic (risblis) (230)
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- Date Taken: 2012-01-14
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