Wednesday Rojak #3

Angkor and Cambodia takes centrestage in this week’s Wednesday rojak, as we visit some lesser-known temples and explore the beginnings of the Angkor Civilization

Angkor and Cambodia takes centrestage in this week’s Wednesday rojak, as we visit some lesser-known temples and explore the beginnings of the Angkor Civilization:

  • Saraburi gives a a look at Prasat Phanom Rung at Buriram, Thailand, a 12th century Angkoran temple complex dedicated to Shiva.
  • Phoenixstorm explores another Angkoran temple, Ta Keo, another temple to Shiva dedicated around the year 1000.
  • Xander tucks into some grolan, a Khmer traditional rice snack.
  • While not exactly new, K. Kris Hirst, the archaeology guide at about.com hosts a feature on the Thai site of Ban Non Wat, where Charles Higham has been investigating a series of prehistoric burials that may have led to the rise of the Angkor civilization.

In this series of weekly rojaks (published on Wednesdays) I’ll feature other sites in the blogosphere that are of related to archaeology in Southeast Asia. Got a recommendation for the next Wednesday rojak? Email me!

Related books:
Angkor Cities and Temples by C. Jaques
Southeast Asia: From Prehistory to History by P. S. Bellwood and I. Glover (Eds)
Angkor and the Khmer Civilization (Ancient Peoples and Places) by M. D. Coe
The Excavation of Ban Lum Khao (The Origins of Civilization of Angkor, Vol. 1) by C. Higham
The Civilization of Angkor by C. Higham

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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