East Prasat Top might not be the most impressive ruins you will come across in Angkor Thom, but it still bears a historical significance. Also known as Monument 487 or Mangalartha, this Hindu temple marks the end of the Brahmanic era, being the last edifice that was constructed in the archaeological park. Its remnants consist of a tiny shrine, now in ruin.

East Prasat Top Photos

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History

East Prasat Top dates back to the 13th century and it was built during the reign of King Jayavarman VIII. Originally, the temple was supposed to be constructed by Jayavarman VII , but it was only several decades after his death, in 1295AD, that it was finished. The temple marked the beginning of the Hindu restoration period. East Prasat Top was dedicated to Jaya Mangalartha, a Brahman priest, and Subhadra, his mother.

 

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