Angkor Thom

Phimeanakas, the State Temple of Suryavarman I (1002-1049), is located in the middle of the old Royal Palace area. (The secular palace buildings were made of wood, and have long since disappeared.) The temple is aligned with Jayavarman VII's Victory Gate, although more properly the Victory Gate should be said to be aligned with Phimeanakas. The temple is small (35m x 28m, or 115' x 92'), but impressively rises to a height of about 40m (130'), including the platform + remaining gallery on top.