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Preah Vihear Temple (Khmer [1]: ប្រាសាទព្រះវិហារ) is a Hindu [2] temple built during the reign of Khmer Empire [3], that is situated atop a 525-metre (1,722 ft) cliff in the Dângrêk Mountains [4], in the Preah Vihear [5] province, Cambodia. The temple is located on a hill, oriented along a north-south axis and facing the plains to the north in what is now Thailand. The temple complex runs 800 m (2,600 ft) along a north-south axis facing the plains to the north, from which it is now cut off by the international border. It consists essentially of a causeway and steps rising up the hill towards the sanctuary, which sits on the clifftop at the southern end of the complex (120 m/390 ft above the northern end of the complex, 525 m/1,722 ft above the Cambodian plain and 625 m/2,051 ft above sea level). Although this structure is very different from the temple mountains found at Angkor [43], it serves the same purpose as a stylised representation of Mount Meru [44], the home of the gods.
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Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory Detail:Cambodia
Keywords:Cambodia, Kymer, Landscape, Preah Vihear, buildings, culture, mountain, religions, sactuary, scenic, southeast asia, temple

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