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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.)
- Kutisvara lintel
- Western Baray
- Trapaeng Pong
- Ta Prohm
- Banteay Kdei
Kutisvara temple, Cambodia