- Martin Buber
East Prasat Top in Cambodia is one of the small Angkor temples, also known as "Mangalartha" (named after the Brahmin monk Jayamangalartha to whom the temple was dedicated) or "Monument 487" (the reference number in the French inventory of monuments). Located within the
East Prasat Top is located 11.1km from Siem Reap (17 minutes by car, 23 minutes bu Tuk Tuk). Take Sivatha Road from Siem Reap town and continue until you reach the Angkor Wat Moat. Turn left and continue along the moat, pass through the
East Prasat Top is the last known Hindu temple to be built at Angkor, at a time when Buddhism was replacing the religion of the Empire. It is also the last of the monuments with a dated inscription refering to the period that followed the death of Jayavarman VII. It was built on the late 13th - early 14th century, in 1295AD according to tis four sided inscribed stele, in sandstone, and it is believed it was erected in honor of the Brahman scholar Mangalartha.
"Although this monument is not as impressive as some of the other structures within the Angkor Thom city it is worth combining it with a visit to Bayon and the walk from Victory Gate is very pleasant."
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