Phnom Chisor

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Phnom Chisor
Stairs leading up Phnom Chisor
Stairs leading up Phnom Chisor
Phnom Chisor is located in Cambodia
Phnom Chisor
Location in Cambodia
Coordinates 11°11′4″N 104°49′24″E / 11.18444°N 104.82333°E / 11.18444; 104.82333Coordinates: 11°11′4″N 104°49′24″E / 11.18444°N 104.82333°E / 11.18444; 104.82333
Country Cambodia
Province Takeo
District Samraŏng
Elevation 133 m (436 ft)
Sanctum Shiva and Vishnu
Architecture Baphuon style of Khmer architecture
Number of temples Two
Date built 11th century
Creator King Suryavarman I (1010-1050 AD)

Phnom Chisor (Khmer: ប្រាសាទភ្នំជីសូរ) is a 133 m high hill in Dok Por village, Rovieng commune, Samraŏng District, Takéo Province, Cambodia. It rises about 42 km south of Phnom Penh.


There is an ancient Khmer temple located on top of the hill. The temple was built in the 11th century of laterite and bricks with carved sandstone lintels [1] by the Khmer Empire king Suryavarman I,[2]:136[3]:96 who practiced Brahmanism. It was dedicated to the Hindu divinities Shiva and Vishnu. The original name of the temple was Sri Suryaparvata, "The mountain of Surya".

At the foot of the hill below the stairs there is a building known as Son Reveang that is now used as a Buddhist place of worship, beyond which there is Tonle Om, the baray of the temple.[4]

Phnom Chisor geography


  1. ^ Phnom Chisor
  2. ^ Coedès, George (1968). Walter F. Vella, ed. The Indianized States of Southeast Asia. trans.Susan Brown Cowing. University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 978-0-8248-0368-1. 
  3. ^ Higham, C., 2001, The Civilization of Angkor, London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, ISBN 9781842125847
  4. ^ Angkorguide - Phnom Chisor

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