A bridge with balustrades carrying Naga snakes. Naga bridges served as the symbolic representation of the crossing from the world of man into the world of the Gods.
A Dharmasala or “House of Fire” is a rest house with fire where travelers could shelter. It is known from the Ta Prohm stele there were 121 rest houses with fire on the main roads from Angkor to several important towns in the empire.
A stone table inscribed with information about the temple, such as its founding date, the King who founded the temple and the Gods to who the temple was dedicated.
Citadel, e.g. Banteay Srei, Banteay Kdei.
Mountain, e.g. Phnom Bakheng (mountain temple).
Tower or temple, e.g. Prasat Kravan, Prasat Suor Prat.
Sacred, e.g. Preah Khan, “the Sacred Sword”.
Big, large, e.g. Angkor Thom, “large city”.
City, e.g. Angkor Thom, “large city”.
Woman, e.g. Banteay Srei, “the citadel of women”.
Forest, e.g. Banteay Prei, “Forest citadel”.
The center of the universe in Hindu and Buddhist cosmology. The Angkor “mountain temples” like the Bakong and Phnom Bakheng were build to be a representation of Mount Meru.