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March 24, 2012

Thommanon and Chau Say Tevada

North of the road leading to the Victory Gate, east of Angkor Thom, the temple is Thommanon. On the other side of this road to the south, it faces the temple Chau Say Tevada (or Tevoda).

The avenue in question is of particular importance, since it leads directly from the Royal Palace. These two temples dating from the early twelfth century (or the end of the eleventh). Suryavarman II was the officer.



No formal evidence was found on the issue, but the unity of style between these two temples is evident. The art developed here announces the future much more complex and monuments such prestigious Angkor Wat, Banteay Samre or Beng Mealea.

Chausay Tevoda has single enclosure, containing two gorupas, one "library" and the sanctuary with carved images of Vishnu and Shiva.



The decoration in low relief and high relief is of outstanding quality. You may notice the Ramayana occupies a significant place, again, an announcement of the style of Angkor Wat ...