Lolei temple in Roluos
|Location||Siem Reap, Cambodia|
|Material||sandstone, laterite, brick|
|Founded||9th century AD|
|Architectural styles||Preah Ko|
Roluos (Khmer: រលួស) is a Cambodian modern small town and an archeological site about 13 km east of Siem Reap along NH6. Once it was the seat of Hariharalaya,:98 first capital of Khmer Empire north of Tonlé Sap (as the first capital in the strict sense of the term could have been Indrapura, identifiable with Banteay Prey Nokor).
Among the "Roluos Group" of temples there are some of the earliest permanent structures built by Khmer. They mark the beginning of classical period of Khmer civilization, dating from the late 9th century. Some were totally built with bricks, others partially with laterite or sandstone (the first large angkorian temple built with sandstone was possibly Ta Keo)
- Higham, Charles (1989). The archaeology of Mainland Southeast Asia. Cambridge University Press. doi:10.2277/0521275253. ISBN 0-521-27525-3.
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