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Preah Theat Teuk Chha

25 Aug

The Wat Phreah Theat Thmor Da Temple, Kampong Cham is an ancient site and is one of the favorite tourist attractions in Kampong Cham. The global travelers love to visit the Wat Phreah Theat Thmor Da Temple, Kampong Cham as it showcases the rich cultural traditions of a country which houses the World Heritage Sites as declared by UNESCO. The travelers can come across the Wat Phreah Theat Thmor Da Temple at the southeastern region of the province of Kampong Cham in the Preah Theat Thmor Da village. The exact location of Wat Phreah Theat Thmor Da Temple is the Phreah Theat commune of the Ou Rang Au District.

The Wat Phreah Theat Thmor Da Temple is about 38 km away from the heart of Kampong Cham and can be easily accessed by the National Road no. 7. You have to turn by the National Road no. 11 towards the Au Rang Au district and continue for 8 km by a trail to reach the Wat Phreah Theat Thmor Da Temple, Kampong Cham. This is basically a pagoda which covers an area of about 190 meters in length and 160 meters in width and encompasses the Preah Theat temple along with a big pond with clear water known as Tonle Sor Nguot. This pond is quite huge as it is 180 meters in width and 950 meters in length.

As soon as you enter the Wat Phreah Theat Thmor Da Temple, you will get to see the temple called Preah Chol Niphean temple at the right hand side of the entrance. This temple has been put up here as the statue of a Buddhist which had achieved nirvana adorning the place was stolen. The travelers will get to see the Me Ruk-Me Na built during the French Colonial period. The front door has a Me Ruk which has a old and ruined fronton made out of sandstone. Inside the Me Ruk, the visitors can see the sculpture of Hoa Thi Neang Oup Meapak VO Tey, a deity worshiped by Brahminism. The common belief is that if a coconut is dropped in the hole of the Me Ruk, it will surface in the middle of the lake which was the actual site of the old temple.

 
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Posted by on August 25, 2010 in Kampong Cham

 

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