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  Prasat Hin Meuang Tam

 

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The ruins of the former Khmer-Hindu temple Prasat Hin Meuang Tam, in Buriram.

 

The name refers to its location in the plains, at the base of Prasat Phanom Rung (fig.).

 

  Prasat Hin Meuang Tam

 

  Prasat Hin Meuang Tam

 

It has two L-shaped sra or ‘ponds’ (fig.) in front of the main inner sanctuary.

 

The temple was devoted mainly to Shiva, whereas Vishnu is assumed to have been worshipped as a minor god.

 

  Prasat Hin Meuang Tam

 

  Prasat Hin Meuang Tam

 

Like most Khmer temples, it is orientated towards the East and has a concentric plan, with a central sanctuary and two libraries.

See POSTAGE STAMP.