Thursday, November 5, 2009
Prasat Ta Muen is a great example of that ilk and even has a lintel still in situ. It would've been located next to the Royal Road that led to Phimai, which explains why it only has windows on the south side, the one facing the roadway. The solitary temple is made of laterite blocks, about a kilometre from its sister temple on the border, Ta Muen Thom. It has a 13 metre high tower with an adjoining long porch, five square windows bordered in sandstone and is very similar in style to the rest houses to be found at Ta Prohm and Preah Khan. In fact ther's at least 17 of them between Angkor and Phimai. The sole carving is a lintel of Buddha in meditation above a grinning kala face. Like all the Khmer temples in Thailand, the grass had been cut and the place looked very neat and tidy.