East Mebon Temple

The East Mebon is a 10th Century temple at Angkor, Cambodia. Built during the reign of King Rajendravarman, it stands on what was an artificial island at the center of the now dry East Barayreservoir.

The East Mebon was dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva and honors the parents of the king. Its location reflects Khmer architects’ concern with orientation and cardinal directions. The temple was built on a north-south axis with Rajendravarman’s state temple, Pre Rup, located about 1,200 meters to the south just outside the baray.

The twenty closest neighbours in the database:

Temple of Banteay Kdei (3 km), Temple of Neak Pean (3 km), Temple of Ta Prohm (4 km), Temple of Preah Kahn (6 km), Angkor Thom (7 km), Angkor Wat (7 km), Temple of Bakong (14 km), Temple of Banteay Srei (18 km), Bangkok (Thailand) (375 km), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) (423 km), Mekong Delta (435 km), Hue (Vietnam) (517 km), Temples of My Son (520 km), Hoi An (Vietnam) (547 km), Hanoi (Vietnam) (868 km), Halong Bay (899 km), Hangzhou (China) (2,506 km), Nanjing (China) (2,562 km), Shanghai (China) (2,669 km), Bangalore (India) (2,847 km)

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