Wat Tang Tok

Wat Tang Tok is a small monastery within Angkor Thom, not far from Victory Gate, just north of Vihear Prampil Loveng. During an Angkorian era, Wat Tang Tok housed a laterite shrine with sandstone carvings, but nowadays only a pile of rocks remains of the original structure. Modern pagoda with live-in monks was built next to the ruin and even though it contains naga serpents and lion guardians, it looks way to modern to be of much interest.

Photo: Modern Wat Tang Tok Monastery
Photo: Modern Wat Tang Tok Monastery

Resident monks as well as all other people of Cambodia refer to the monastery as Wat Tang Tok however Apsara Authority which is paid to overlook Angkor Archaeological Park has allegedly decided to rename it into Preah Ang Sang Tuk. The reason for this move as well as whether it sticks are unknown.

Photo: Nagas and Lions Decorating the Entrance to Wat Tang Tok
Photo: Nagas and Lions Decorating the Entrance to Wat Tang Tok

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