Phnom Tbeng Meanchey

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Tbeng Meanchey
ត្បែងមានជ័យ
Town
Prasat Thom at Koh Ker Temple Complex 40 km west of Tbeng Meanchey
Prasat Thom at Koh Ker Temple Complex 40 km west of Tbeng Meanchey
Tbeng Meanchey is located in Cambodia
Tbeng Meanchey
Tbeng Meanchey
Location of Tbeng Meanchey, Cambodia
Coordinates: 13°49′N 104°58′E / 13.817°N 104.967°E / 13.817; 104.967
Country  Cambodia
Province Preah Vihear
District Tbaeng Meanchey District
Government
 • Type City municipality
Population (2009)
 • Total 24,400
Time zone Cambodia (UTC+7)
Area code(s) 855 (064)

Tbeng Meanchey (ត្បែងមានជ័យ) is the capital of Preah Vihear Province in northern Cambodia. Phnom Tbeng Meanchey is the mountain rising to 600m 5 km south-west of Tbeng Meanchey town.

Sites[edit]

  • Koh Ker Home to almost 30 ancient structures, including Prasat Thom, an immense seven-tier pyramid, Koh Ker was briefly the capital of the Khmer Empire under king Jayavarman IV (928–42).
  • Prasat Bakan or Preah Khan Kompong Svay complex: 105 kilometres southwest of the provincial town, built under the reign of King Suryavarman I (1002–1050)
  • Noreay Temples, five 7th-century temples made of Sandstone, laterite and brick, 32 kilometres northeast of the town.
  • Phnom Pralean temple: a temple built to worship Brahmanism, on top of a 180 metres hill
  • Neak Buos temple 75 kilometres north of Tbaeng Meanchey
  • Krapum Chhouk temple: built in the 10th century in laterite and stone, 45 kilometres south of Tbaeng Meanchey
  • Kork Beng temple: a ruined laterite and sandstone temple built between 936 and 951 by a commander named Kork on the order of King Jayavarman IV.
  • Wat Peung Preah Ko: a place of worship in beautiful natural surroundings believed to possess strong supernatural powers

Coordinates: 13°49′N 104°58′E / 13.817°N 104.967°E / 13.817; 104.967