The gopura shown in the image is located on the east side of the temple prakara (protective wall) and acts as an entrance to the temple complex from outside.
As you can see from the image, there is a closed wooden door in the middle of the gopura. This door opens at 8:00 am and closes at 6:00 pm and the visitors to the temple enter through this door. There is no fee to enter the temple.
This gopura was built much later than the temple because the original entrance was destroyed during an invasion from the north.
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