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  Reise Angebot Angkor Wat Siem Reap "Kambodscha"
Bas-relief highlights include the mythological Battle of Kuru on the west wall; the historical march Suryavarman II’s army, builder of Angkor Wat, army against the Cham, followed by scenes from Heaven and Hell on the south wall; and the classic ‘Churning of the Ocean Milk’ on the north wall.
A baray is a water reservoir - an area of land where dikes have been raised to catch and hold water.
The third and largest (8km x 2.2km) is the West Baray built in the early 11th century.
www.princemekong.ch /info/seiten/tempel_englisch.htm   (5446 words)

 The Temples of Angkor
Bas-relief highlights include the mythological Battle of Kuru on the west wall; the historical march of the army of Suryavarman II, builder of Angkor Wat, against the Cham, followed by scenes from Heaven and Hell on the south wall; and the classic ‘Churning of the Ocean Milk’ on the north wall.
More conventional wisdom has it that the barays were part of a giant water works used to irrigate the rice paddies and provide water for year round cultivation, though they certainly served a political and religious function as well.
This baray, though ancient, is filled with water year round and has become a local recreational area, drawing bathers and picnickers to its small beaches near the southwest corner.
www.canbypublications.com /siemreap/srtemples.htm   (5850 words)

 Ankgor, Cambodia - Archaeological Site
The East Baray was fed by the Siem Reap river, and would have held 37.2 million cubic meters of water at a depth of 3m (10').
The enormous West Baray was completed in the mid-11th century, followed later by diversion of the Siem Reap river around the East Baray and into excavated canals.
By the mid-13th century, the baray system had exhausted itself, as the process of siltation outpaced the ability of the Khmer to raise the height of the reservoir walls.
www.art-and-archaeology.com /seasia/angkor/angkorsite.html   (913 words)

 Untitled Document
East Mebon Temple & The Baray Lakes - One of the Khmers' most notable hydrological accomplishments were the West and East Barays, huge, perfectly rectangular artificial lakes covering 14 and 16 square km respectively, and used to irrigate thousands of acres of surrounding farmland.
West Baray (2 km wide & 8 km long) is still filled with water.
The boat service is accessible to the west Mebon Temple which is in the middle of the west Baray.
www.cambodia-hotels.com /thingstodo/ankorwat.htm   (1394 words)

 Angkor Wat: ANGKOR'S DIVINE PUZZLE by Utopia Tours   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pre-Angkor temples, abandoned early on by the Khmer and now engulfed by the gigantic walls of the West Baray, suggest that their design was meant to keep out floods from the nearby Tonle Sap.
The twin Baray's were very likely sacred models of the celestial Sea of Milk from which life itself was churned by the union of gods and demons, a scene famously depicted in Angkor Wat's stone galleries.
The West Mebon is a haunting, windswept place that would have been a holy pilgrimage for kings and viewed from afar by commoners.
www.utopia-tours.com /west.htm   (720 words)

 Angkor Wat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
As well as for the grandeur and harmony of the architecture, the temple is admired for its extensive bas-reliefs and for the numerous devatas adorning its walls.
Access to the temple is by an earth bank to the east and a sandstone causeway to the west; the latter, the main entrance, is a later addition, possibly replacing a wooden bridge.
The ceiling between the pillars is decorated with lotus rosettes; the west face of the wall with dancing figures; and the east face of the wall with balustered windows, dancing male figures on prancing animals, and devatas, including (south of the entrance) the only one in the temple to be showing her teeth.
www.vdinosaurs.com /wiki/index.php?title=Angkor_Wat   (3105 words)

 Tourism of Cambodia: Attraction - WEST MEBON   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The south dyke of the West Baray, take a boat to the island in the center; walk to the east entrance of the temple.
The West Mebon is situated at the center of an artificial lake on a circular island with a diameter of about 150 meters (492 feet).
The West Mebon was originally surrounded by a square enclosure with three-square sandstone entry towers and a sanctuary on the East Side is reasonably intact.
www.tourismcambodia.com /Attractions/angkor/mebonwest.asp   (171 words)

 Discovery of ancient water reservoir in historical town of Phimai , Nakornrathchasima, Thailand: Application of air SAR ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The water reservoir, in Khmer was called "baray", was located on the south of Phimai temple with the distance of 2 kilometer (Figure 4A, 4B).
From the identification, the direction of the baray was in corespondent with the direction of the town itself.
This pattern was appeared on both east baray and west baray in Angkor.
www.gisdevelopment.net /application/archaeology/general/archg0016a.htm   (672 words)

 Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The 9th to 13th century AD urban zone is the grid of dark and light rectangles in the lower centre of the image.
The long fl rectangle farthest to the left is the West Baray, which measures some eight kilometres from east to west.
Immediately east of the West Baray are three temples which illustrate the chronology of the city known today as Angkor, from the Sanskrit word `negara' meaning `city'.
www.angkor.iif.hu /html/radar_research.html   (432 words)

 Angkor Wat Period Cambodia Travel
Suryavarman I also started to build the second Angkor's reservoir, the West Baray which is almost twice as large as the East Baray.
This king completed the construction of the West Baray started since the time of his former king, and built the West Mebon, a raise-earthen island, in the center of it.
The center of his ancestors' power was more or less to the West of the Angkor in the area of Phimai, now in Thailand.
www.cambodia-travel.com /khmer/angkor-era1181.htm   (1011 words)

 West Baray in Angkor, Cambodia
West Baray, the largest baray in Angkor, was built by King Udayadityavarman II in 1060 AD.
The West Baray is a vast man-made lake (2 km by 8 km) and slightly larger than East Baray.
West Mebon is located in the middle of West Baray.
www.aguidetoasia.com /cambodia/siem-reap-west-baray.php   (117 words)

 Tales of Asia - Along the Angkor Highways
A few sections of railings were intact on the second bridge but possible artillery damage had cut two blocks deep into two of the columns on the west side, as it's hard to imagine that the builder received a bad batch of base stones.
A couple of boys pointed out the cluster of trees in the center of the baray and said the prasat was in there.
I contemplated if it was consistent that prasats in barays are named Mebon such as the Mebon in the west baray at Siem Reap or the Mebon in what used to be the east baray.
www.talesofasia.com /cambodia-ca2-angkorhighway.htm   (4422 words)

 Cambodia - Success of Angkor Wat / ancient Khmer
This water was stored in the huge reservoirs such as the East and West Baray, and irrigated to the farmlands during the dry period.
The two major reservoirs at the Angkor are the East and West Baray.
The East Baray has long been dry whereas the West Baray is still in use today.
www.cambodia-travel.com /khmer/water-mastery.htm   (344 words)

 Travel Siem reap tours tour operator Cambodia - Information about Siem reap
The West Barray reservoir was part of the elaborate Angkorian irrigation system, although researchers are not sure of its exact function.
The West Barray is a two by eight km rectangle enclosed by an earth dike.
The West Barray is fed by the Tonle Sap River; a small dam has enlarge the rice-growing potential of the area with water carried through a network of irrigation canal.
cambodia.threeland.com /Siem_Reap.htm   (1707 words)

 Shambhala - Khmer Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Modern-day Cambodia is bordered by Thailand to the west, Laos to the north, Vietnam to the south and south-east, and the Gulf of Thailand to the west.
Cambodia is surrounded by mountain ranges: the Cardamom and Elephant ranges in the west, the Dangrek range running east-west along the present boundary with Thailand, and the Vietnamese ranges to the east.
The latter is actually a pantheon consisting of a Buddhist core surrounded by Vishnuite divinities to the West, Shivaite to the North, and shrines to the memory of the old Khmer kings to the South.
www.shambhala.com /html/catalog/items/isbn/0-8348-0424-7.cfm?selectedText=EXCERPT_CHAPTER   (2712 words)

 Exploring Phnom Krom in Angkor, Cambodia, with AsiaExplorers Travel Guides   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The climbing of Phnom Krom would perhaps not impose by its archaeological interest alone, but the pleasure of the walk is such and the panorama of the Great Lake with the surrounding plain so extensive and tranquil that we have no hesitation in recommending it - and with preference at the end of the day.
It is, with the western baray, truly relaxing after the effort inherent in a visit to the monuments.
From the top, if one is able to ignore the quite regrettable presence of the unsightly pagoda and the military buildings recently established in the south-west corner of the monument,(41) the view extends without obstruction to the far horizon, taking in, when the waters are high, the vast surface of the surrounding flood-lands.
www.asiaexplorers.com /cambodia/angkor/phnomkrom.shtml   (1589 words)

From the great citadel of Angkor, the ruling Khmer God-kings controlled a vast territory in the twelfth century, extending south to the Mekong delta in present-day Vietnam, north into Laos, and west over large tracts of what is now Thailand.
In its heyday, Angkor had a population of over one million, and was the spiritual center for the Khmers until it was abandoned after being sacked by the Thais in 1431.
East Mebon Temple and The Baray Lakes: One of the Khmers' most notable hydrological accomplishments were the West and East Barays, huge, perfectly rectangular artificial lakes covering 14 and 16 square km respectively, and used to irrigate thousands of acres of surrounding farmland.
www.spiritualjourneys.net /Venues/angkor.htm   (1479 words)

 Preah Khan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
To the east of Preah Khan is a landing stage on the edge of the Jayatataka baray, now dry, which measured 3.5 by 0.9 km.
West of the third eastern gopura, on the main axis is a Hall of Dancers.
They are notable chiefly for their pediments: on the northern temple, Vishnu Reclining to the west and the Hindu trinity of Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma to the east; on the western temple, Krishna raising Mount Govardhana to the west.[14]
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As the religious, cultural, and administrative center of a prosperous and sophisticated kingdom, Angkor grew to be one of the world's largest cities in the late 12th century (when it was known as Angkor Thum), comprising an estimated one million residents.
The largest of these reservoirs, the West Baray, is 8 km (5 mi) long and 2.3 km (1.4 mi) wide.
Historians have long theorized that the barays and canals of Angkor were part of a centralized water system used for large-scale irrigation.
autocww.colorado.edu /~blackmon/E64ContentFiles/HistoryMidEastAsiaAustralasia/Angkor.html   (1645 words)

 Untitled Document
, on the west side of Angkor, at the west end of the West Baray (reservoir).
It was at that time that the south, north, and west doorways were added to the sanctuary.
These walkways had imbedded fragments of sandstone, bits of colonnettes and door jambs, and other debris that must have come from the secondary sanctuaries on the pyramid.
kaladarshan.arts.ohio-state.edu /seasia/prasat.html   (1248 words)

Puskarak was caught by the Javanese and was sent to Java as a prisoner of war during the invasion of the Javanese.
Then he built Mebun castle in the middle of West Baray, and excavated the West Baray reservoir.
West Baray was 8 km long and 2.2 km wide.
www.usmta.com /royalty-1.htm   (2719 words)

 Cambodia travel and tourism information, hotels and tours in Cambodia
Built from 879-1191 AD at the zenith of the Khmer civilisation, the temples represent one of the world's most amazing and enduring architectural achievements.
In its heyday, Angkor had a population of over one million, and was the spiritual centre for the Khmers until it was abandoned after being sacked by the Thais in 1431.
One of the Khmers' most notable hydrological accomplishments were the West and East Barays, huge, perfectly rectangular artificial lakes covering 14 and 16 square km respectively, and used to irrigate thousands of acres of surrounding farmland.
www.visit-mekong.com /cambodia/angkor_feature.htm   (1374 words)

In the Tuk Tuk off to the run-site I suggested to the on-sec (co-hare) that this would be a good opportunity for me to run-up in the front of the pack for a change and we were promptly off running down towards the murky waters of the Western Baray.
Check one turned us around and back down a slippery path to the now flooded rice plains of the lower Baray … hate to think what they will be like in another two months, and the rains are not quite here, as yet.
My thighs were still locked so there was no way that I was staying with Spice Girl, anyway she was off in the direction of Pouk.
angkorh3.batcave.net /run24hashwords.htm   (808 words)

 Indochina Exklusive by Myanmar Travel Ltd. - travel and tours to Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A short boat ride on West Baray at Angkor will take you to an island where we can see traces of the West Mebon Temple.
The central tower stands for Mount Meru, the center of the universe according to Hindu mythology; the top of Mount Meru is considered to be the home of the gods.
Srah Srang is a picturesque reservoir of 300 x 700 meters with a beautiful terrace in the shape of a cross on the West side.
www.myindochina.net /cadestinations.html   (1889 words)

 Unexpected Holiday in Cambodia -- ThingsAsian Article
After landing at the shack that passes for their airport I headed straight to nearby West Baray, an ancient reservoir that still serves as a popular swimming hole.
No, my reason for going to West Baray was because this was where my friends worked.
As dusk approached on the last day of the year, the motorcycle I was riding chugged up the hill to the edge of the West Baray reservoir.
www.thingsasian.com /goto_article/article.1392.html   (2188 words)

 Cambodia Travel Tips
Indravarman III also built the first large baray (water reservoir), thereby establishing two more defining marks of the Angkorian kingship - in addition to the linga-cult, the construction of temple monuments and grand water projects became part of kingly tradition.
Indravarman III's son, Yasovarman I, carried on the tradition of his father, building the East Baray as well as the last major temple of the Roluos Group (Lolei), and the first major temple in the Angkor area (Phnom Bakheng).
After the 13th century, Angkor suffered repeated invasions by the Thai from the west, pressuring the Khmer and contributing to the capital being moved from Angkor.
www.southtravels.com /asia/cambodia/traveltips/srhistory.html   (2847 words)

 Cambodian Architecture: Angkor City architecture and historical sites
An enormous temple west of the eastern reservoir
It is thought that the waters of this baray met the needs of the fortified city he established around Phnom Bakheng and helped nearby farmers grow food during the dry season.
Although he mostly founded temples outside of Angkor, it is thought that he also began the construction of Angkor's West Baray, which was not completed until the rule of his nephew, Udayaditiavarman II.
www.orientalarchitecture.com /angkor/ANGKORMAP.htm   (933 words)

 Naga International - Cambodia Tour Packages
You will also visit the East and West Baray (man made lakes used for water storage).
Transfer to the airport for flight PG 934, departing at 18:30 and arriving in Bangkok at 19:30.
Preah Ko is a cluster of six towers arranged in two rows; Bakong is a pyramid where the central tower stands on a series of terraces; and Lolei is a group of four platform towers.
www.naga.co.th /camtours.html   (1438 words)

 angkor-vietnam package introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The West Barray, first constructed in the 11th century, was partially restored in the 1950s with foreign-aid funds.
A bas-relief in the west inner gallery of the Bayon depicts the hauling and polishing of sandstone.
From the Grand Hotel to the west entrance of Angkor Wat is seven km.
www.geocities.com /pksisaket/indochinacorner   (8314 words)

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