Chapel of the Hospital

Attraction Angkor Hospital Chapel Campuchia Published on: 13-11-2015

30 mins
05:00 AM - 06:00 PM
04:00 PM
04:30 PM
Second-time visit
Attraction
Kids
Free
Architecture
Temple & Monument
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Chapel of Hospital is a small ancient shrine for all ages to explore the culture and history of Khmer era in Cambodia.

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Why Chapel of the Hospital is special ?

The chapel was built in the late 12th century by King Jayavarman VII. An inscription found in the area confirms the identity of this site as one of the chapels of the 102 hospitals built by the King. The central sanctuary is cruciform-shaped opening to east with false door on the other three sides. Female divinities adorn the exterior and a scroll surrounds the base of the tower. The pediments are decorated with images of the Buddha.


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What to explore at Chapel of the Hospital?

The hospital itself was probably constructed of perishable materials such as wood and bamboo, which has long since disappeared, leaving only the sandstone hospital temple or ‘chapel’ for the ages. This temple and the one at Ta Prohm Kel opposite Angkor Wat offer two examples within the Park area. Constructed of sandstone, this Chapel of the Hospital is in rough condition but some carvings are still visible. A quiet, meditative spot, easily accessible but visited by few tourists.

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How to get to Chapel of the Hospital?

The Hospital Chapel is situated in the Eastern Area of the Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap, Cambodia on the road between Chao Say Thevoda and Ta Keo. Coming from Angkor Thom, Chao Say Thevoda and Thommanon Temple, the Hospital Chapel is located just before Ta Keo on the right hand side.

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Selling points

  • Ancient place, mysterious atmosphere
  • Amazing pediments with images of Buddha
  • A small but beautiful ruin
  • Spiritual and simple place
  • Good spot for explorers
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Duration
3.0 days
Estimated
457.90 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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Tips for you

  • A camera is the essential thing to bring as the view and architecture are amazing
    What to bring
  • It's a must to bring your hat and sun block, it will be very sunny
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  • You should bring your own snack and water as there are not many stalls there
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  • The Chapel of the Hospital does not receive many tourists, which makes it a suitable place for meditation
    Experience
  • You should go with a tour guide to explore more interesting things about this place.
    Experience
  • Best time to go is early morning or late afternoon
    Timming
  • If you go there just to visit the Chapel, it would not be worthy as you have to pay for the Angkor ticket.
    Weather
  • You should not go with someone asking you to be your tour guide
    Safety
  • It's located in the Angkor complex, so you can combine it with other attractions, especially the two nearby, Ta Keo and Spean Thma
    Things nearby

Reviews

This chapel was built in 12th century, and it is now a small ruined shrine, very different and enigmatical. I explored this place with two friends, nothing special at first, but it was quiet amazing experience eventually. But it’s quiet difficult to find this location

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