Norkor Knong-Krau Temple
Norkor Knong-Krau Temple is an ancient site located in Prey Norkor village, Dauntei commune, Ponnhear Krek district, about 42 kilometers southeast of Kampong Cham provincial town along National Road 7. Visitors can reach this site via five trails at Dauntei commune town: Khna, Preah Theat, Kandol Chhrum, Damnak Char and Prey Norkor parths.
Prey Norkor temple was built in the 9th century. Its design resembles Sabo Prey Kuk temple. In the 16th century, King Kon escaped to Prey Norkor to avoid being killed by King Sreisokunbot. While there, King Kon mobilized his own forces and eventually defeated King Sreisokunbot.
Prey Norkor Knong-Krau encompasses 2,500 square meters. It includes:
The site of an ancient temple is at the top of the hill. It includes three structures built of solid brick. One of the structures is no longer standing, while the other two remain, along with some ancient statues and other objects related to Brahmanism. A relatively new temple sits on the same terrace, not far from the ancient structures. Villagers who live near the site believe that the ancient temples are protected by magic objects, and if visitors do not pray to the objects, their photographs will not turn out.
Preah Theat Temple
Preah Theat Temple is east of Thom temple. It includes six ancient temples. Of these six, five were destroyed by war, and the remaining temple has nearly collapsed as a result of thieves digging for treasures. Northeast of Thom temple is Preah Theat pond. In ancient times this pond was a canal.
Koh Andet Koh Prak
Koh Andet Koh Prak is an island inside a pond, north of Prey Norkor village. It is 30 meters long and 20 meters side. It is also known as Srah Teum.
The rampart surrounds Prey Norkor Knong-Krau city. It consists of a complex of wild bamboo that was planted to block access to the city. The rampart was originally 10 meters high and 15 meters wide. It is now only 1.2-meter-high and 3-meter-wide. Each side is 2,500 meters long. Some parts of the rampart have been damaged.
This ancient site is popular among animists and tourists who wish to pray and enjoy traditional games during traditional festival days.