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Prasat Ta Keo

Prasat Ta Keo

Prasat Ta Keo is one of the great temple-mountain at Angkor area built by Jayavarman V (968 '1000 AD), son of Rajendravarman, who also build Bakheng and Pre Rup. It is located at the west edge of the East Baray and about 2 km east of Victory Gate of Angkor Thom. Ta Keo was designed in the same style of Bakheng and Pre Rup with five-peaked towers in quincunx represents Mount Meru. Ta Keo is outstanding for being the first temple-mountain to be built entirely of sandstone. However, it 's an incomplete temple in which the construction had stopped when the carvings had just begun. The five-tier pyramid consists of overlapping terraces (a step pyramid), surrounded by moat, as a symbolic depiction of Mount Meru. Its particularly massive appearance is due to the absence of external decorations. It is considered an example of the so-called Khleang style.

Prasat Ta Keo
Prasat Ta Keo


Ta Keo temple was constructed in the reign of King Jayavarman V (968-1000), the successor of Rajendravarman II who built Pre Rup and East Mebon. Jayendranagari (capital of the victorious king) is the name of his capital city located at the north of ta Keo and at the center of western bank of East Baray. Ta Keo was constructed to be his state temple, but its construction position was not in the central of the capital city, which was considered to be breaking the tradition in building the state temple.

According to Kok Po stone inscription, Jayavarman V reigned in Jayendranagari at 978 AD and his capital was recognized by a temple-mountain with Golden Peaks in which Sanskrit called Hemasringagiri. The construction of Ta Keo was started in 975 and it was dedicated sometime around 1000, when the temple was not completed and the construction had stopped. The reason of stopping the construction is uncertain; probably it 's simply because of the dead of the King. The wrong position of Ta Keo is also said to be the cause of the King 's death.


Prasat Ta Keo


Prasat Ta Keo


Later, in 1010, King Suryavarman I gave Ta Keo to Yogisvara Pandita, who was a high priest as well as a minister of him. An inscription said Yogisvara Pandita had tried to continue the construction, but then the central tower of Ta Keo was struck by lightning, which confirmed the mistake. Thus the temple was left uncompleted ever after.

Here are few pictures of Prasat Ta Keo, taken by Ben Bao in 2012.

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Voice of America/Khmer: Dr Chanthourn Thuy

A Khmer Archaeologist visited USA in July 2012 to present his research finding about ancient iron smelter in Cambodia to Cambodian-American communities. One of his stop was Washington, DC Metro area. Click on picture to watch the VOA News coverage during his presentation in Annandale VA.


Voice of America Interviewed Ms Sophia Tep, CCD Vice-President

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Sam Relief Dec 2012 Newsletter

Sam Relief was very busy in early April of 2012 and has delivered another 10 tons of rice to Angkor Children Hospital at Siem Reap.

Women's Health Study:

Replica of Angkor Wat

We have bought a replica of Angkor Wat (picture shown above). It is a sculpture made out from stone, by a sculptor in Pursat province, Cambodia. It is 1.3 meter long, 1.1 meter wide and .35 meter high. It took more than 2 months to complete the sculpture. Click the picture to enlarge.

Phare Ponleu Selpak

Phare Ponleu Selpak (website: is a Cambodian association providing artistic activities to children and adults around the Battambang vicinity. The artistic fields are: performing arts (circus, theater, dancing, music), visual arts (cartoon animation, painting contemporary, illustration and graphic design) and social actions (governmental school pre-school through high school, child care center, and transitional youth house). Learn more ...

Khmer Music Festival

Thank you for coming to our Khmer Music Festival on Saturday September 5th 2015

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2015 Miss Cambodian American DC

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