Krol Ko Temple Siem Reap
Krol Ko Temple
Krol Ko is a small temple to be built in the reign of king Jayavarman VII (1181-1218). It locates close to Neak Pean Temple and also dedicated to Mahayana Buddhism. Krol Ko is a modern name of this temple which translated as ‘shelter of the oxen’. There is no any suggestion why it’s so called.
Krol Ko was built in Bayon style with a single sanctuary surrounded by two laterite enclosures. The outer gopura has one doorway and flanks by two small rooms with balustered false window. The second enclosure is 35 m by 25 m and has a gopura at the east. Inside this enclosure, a library at the southeast is in sandstone on laterite base. The sanctuary is in the center, also in sandstone and open to the east. The walls are decorated with beautiful Devatas in the niches. The tower has collapsed and frontons are now placing on the ground. There are two frontons showing Buddhisvatta Avaloketesvara surrounded by devotees and one fronton about Krishna lifts Mount Govardhana.