Prasat Tor, ancient pagoda at Sambor Prei Kuk, Kampong Thom (Kompong Thom), Cambodia.

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Prasat Tor

Northwestern Cambodia

The largest of the Sambor Prei Kuk temple complexes, Prasat Tor has excellent examples of Chenla carving in the form of two large, elaborately coiffed stone lions. It also has a fine, rectangular pond, Srah Neang Pov.

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