Ta Keo, Angkor, CambodiaFriday, July 04, 2008
Ta Keo, the impressive State Temple of Jayavarman V, rises 21.35m (70') above the ground on a 122m x 106m (400' x 350') platform. It is located at the west end of the East Baray. Work on the temple continued through the reign of Jayaviravarman (1002-1010), but stopped in 1010 when Suryavarman I came to the throne. As a result, the temple is uncarved throughout, giving the walls an unintentionally severe appearance that somewhat resembles the great pyramidal monuments of Pagan.