Preah Pittu

Preah Pittu overview

Preah Pittu is a temple complex located in Cambodia, near the town of Siem Reap. The temple is believed to have been built during the reign of King Yasovarman I in the late 9th century, and is considered to be one of the earliest examples of Angkor Wat-style architecture.

Preah Pittu is a small temple, with a central tower surrounded by several smaller structures and galleries. The temple is known for its elaborate carvings and sculptures, which depict scenes from Hindu mythology and depict mythical creatures, including demons, lions, and garudas.

The central tower of the temple is particularly noteworthy, as it features intricate carvings and sculptures on its exterior walls. The tower is surrounded by a moat, which was used to symbolize the ocean that separated the human world from the world of the gods in Hindu mythology.

Like many of the temples in Cambodia, Preah Pittu was abandoned for centuries and was only rediscovered in the 20th century. Today, the temple is a popular destination for tourists and is considered an important site for those interested in the history and culture of Cambodia. The temple is located near the larger temple complex of Angkor Wat, and is often visited in conjunction with other temples in the area.

The Preah Pittu ruins are small ruins in the central part of Angkor Thom. The temple is almost unvisited and there is no description on Trip Advisor for Angkor Thom.

However, once you step out of the hustle and bustle of the parking lot and shoppers and step into this corner, you are in another world. There are few tourists, and the calm atmosphere spreads out. Local children were doing something on the cobbled terrace.

Preah Pittu

Naga statue

It was written that there is a beautiful Naga statue in a Japanese travel guide “Chikyu no Arukikata”, and the one I found is the picture below. I didn’t have a guidebook with me at the time, so I didn’t realize it. But there was actually another terrace on the left side. And there was a beautiful Naga behind it. Disappointing. I missed it.

Preah Pittu