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Art and Architecture

Prasat Ku Ka Sing was built following Khmer Bayon Art in 1560-1630 Buddhist Era. The compositions of Prasat Ku Ka Sing Ruins are as follows:

Boundary Wall

Boundary Wall was built with laterite with angle reduction structure. It has 36.80 meters in width and 43 meters in length. All buildings are surrounded by the boundary wall that are in cross pattern structure on the four corners. There are only 2 entrances on the east and the west. The entrances have cross pattern Kopura (entrance facade) on the east and the west. The north and the south wall have rooms with 5.30 meters in width and 13.80 meters in length, and the doors turn to connect the area inside the boundary.

 

 

Kopura

 

 

Kopura (entrance facade) was built with sandstone as the entrance. There are 2 entrances of Ku Ka Sing Ruins on the east and the west. The Kopura are on lotus pattern foundation with 7 meters in width and 13.60 meters in length.

 

Bunnalai

Bunnalai Bunnalai (library) was built with laterite in rectangle pattern structure. They are located at the 2 front sides inside the boundary (on the Northeast and the Southeast of the Prasat). The 2 Bunnalais turn to the west to the Prasat. They are rectangle structures with the entrance hall.

 

 

The 3 Prangs

The 3 Prangs The 3 Prangs (Stupa/Prasat) are in the size of 6x6 meters. They are on the same foundation. The middle Prang has entrance hall with the size of 3.20x5 meters. The other two Prangs have the hall ways to the middle Prang. The foundation is a big laterite. The 3 Prangs turn to the east and are next to each other from the north to the south.

 

 

The main Prang is the biggest. They were built on the sandstone foundation carved in patterns including lotus petal and Kanok pattern. The structure of the building is angle reduction square. There is an entrance hall in front of the main Prang called as Garbhagriha Room or the place of Shiva Lingam that is the representative of the Lord Shiva who is the supreme god of Shaivism. There is Mondob or pyramidal roof in front of the main Prasat. There is no Mondob with the other 2 Prasats. This indicated the significant of the main Prasat.  

The other two Prasats behind the main Prasat were built with bricks and the sandstone foundation. The structure of the buildings is angle reduction square with short entrance hall. The 2 Prasats are in the same size.