Baphuon Temple was built in the middle of 11th century prior to the construction of Angkor Wat and is located in Angkor Thom, northwest of the Bayon Temple. Known as the world's largest jig-saw puzzle, Baphuon Temple is a three-tiered temple-mountain enclosed by a spectacular wall and led by an impressive entrance causeway, evoking a solemn ambience which you can always find in a royal palace.
For a superb view of a four-faced tower, turn left at the east entry tower and walk to the end of the gallery. Under the approach you can see the imposing pillars. The first, second and third level of the temple are surrounded by sandstone galleries, each with a central tower. In the courtyard there are two libraries with four porches originally linked by a columns-support elevated causeway. Due to the collapse by the 20th century, the gallery of the enclosure is in poor condition, but you can still see the fine animal figures carved.
Standing on the top you can see the magnificent Phimeanakas in the north. Don't miss the Elephants Terrace inside the complex. If you want a visit to Baphuon Temple in your Cambodia tour, simply contact us to make it!