Angkor Wat: Library on the courtyard

The south library building on the courtyard of the Angkor Wat Temple

The south library building on the courtyard of the Angkor Wat Temple

South library on the courtyard
The image shows the south library building sandwiched between the lower level gallery and middle-level enclosure of the Angkor Wat Temple complex in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

The south library is one of the two identical library structures located on the courtyard of the temple. They are symmetrical about the east-west axis of the temple.

There are two more identical library structures located on the outer enclosure of the temple. They are also symmetrical about temple’s east-west axis. Check this page: A view of the entrance from the top-most level of the temple.

Although the exact purpose of the libraries is not known, it is believed that they were used as shrines in addition to being repositories of religious manuscripts.

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