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Kravan Temple


Kravan, the cardamom. The exact original name of the temple is not known. Local people call this temple Kravan because there are many Kravan flowers growing nearby. Temple is aromatic flower whose petals are similar to but smaller then, Romdul, temple is located east of Angkor Wat and south of Banteay Kdei.

The temple was built in 921 during the reign of King Harshavarman I43 (AD 910-923), dedicated to Vishnu Brahmanism. It may have been built in high court officials. Although this temple look small and somewhat undistinguished from the outside, it contains some remarkable brick sculptures on its interior walls which stand alone as unique example in Khmer art.



The interior of two of the five tower has sculptures depicting Vishnu and his consort, Lakshmi, the scene is the central tower is the most impressive, but both are exceptional in statue and quality of workmanship.

The five brick towers are in a row on one platform which is decorate with carved, sandstone, lintels and columns. All the tower open to the east.

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