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Category: Religion, Local time: 13:43:29, Address: Angkor, Cambodia

Baphuon is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Shiva. It can be found in the area of Angkor , Cambodia . Baphuon was founded in the mid-11th century, and it is a typical example of Baphuon architecture. Baphuon neighbours with the gardens of the Royal Palace. In the center of the complex stands the main tower, originally 50 m high, but nowadays it is only 34 m high. Baphuon became a Buddhist temple in the 15th century. On the western side of the temple stood a 9 m high and 70 m long statue of Buddha. Baphuon was built on sandy land, and a big part of the temple, including the sculptures, collapsed. In 2005, the temple complex was reconstructed. Baphuon is partly accessible to public.

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GPS: 13.4438, 103.856
Altitude: 42 m
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Last update: Oct 19, 2012 7:24:28 PM

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