Kutisvara temple

Attraction Kutisvara temple, Cambodia Published on: 13-11-2015

2 hours 30 mins
09:00 AM
09:30 AM
Second-time visit
Attraction
Nature
Kids
Free
Architecture
Weird
Temple & Monument
0.00 USD

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.Kutisvara temple is another of those minor Angkor temples who’s historical importance is equalled by it’s lack of tourist cachet! The 3 unspectacular and ruined brick towers are never going to get 5 stars in any temple guide but it is considered by many historians to be the oldest temple in the entire central Angkor area, so as such one of the most significant from an archeological points of view.

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Why Kutisvara temple is special ?

The more recent, yet more ruined,
north and south towers date from the Rajendravarman II, mid 10th century
period. All are sited on a rubble and dirt covered laterite platform and 3 of
the surrounding sides show evidence of a possible moat. The central tower has a
lintel in situ which is unfortunately too eroded to make out anything though
the adjacent towers have relatively well preserved and intact lintels lying on
the ground nearby. 

What to explore at Kutisvara temple?

The central of the 3 towers is thought to date to the late 8th or early 9th century and the reign of Jayarvarman II making Kutisvara, (sometimes spelt Kutishvara),  contemporary with the oldest sites at Rolous, (e.g. Trapaeng Phong), and the western end of the Western Baray, (Ak Yum etc). but the earliest in the central part of the historical park.  The temple is situated between the south eastern corner of Ta Prom and the north western angle of Sra Srang – lying just off, but still visible from, the north side of the road running between Ta Prom and Banteay Kdei.) 

Selling points

  • Kutisvara lintel
  • Western Baray
  • Trapaeng Pong
  • Ta Prohm
  • Banteay Kdei
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