Cambodia Trip : Bakong Temple November 17,2013

Bakong Temple

We visited bakong Temple early in the morning about 8.00 am after took photos of sunrise at Angkor Wat
Bakong is older than Angkor wat this is the first temple mountain made from sandstone.bakong became the state temple during king indravarman I.that time the capital of khmer kingdom is in hariharalaya (today that area is known as Rulous )
No wonder bakong and other temples in rulous area well known as rulous group
the history of bakong temple and hariharalaya capital began at 802 AD.when the first king of Angkor declared the sovereignty of Cambodia
he then built his capital known as hariharalaya his successor built bakong and made it as state temple
beside bakong is monastery for nun (female monks in Budhist)
bakong itself is Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva God

Muchamad Irfan


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