Thma Bay Kaek Temple is a small, insignificant Angkor ruin related to the nearby Prasat Bei. Both were built when Phnom Bakheng was the capital of Angkor. There isn't much of Thma Bay Kaek for us to make out how it actually looked like. There would be a tower facing east with a laterite terrace in front of it.
The spare remains of a brick prasat, now disappeared, leaving only a doorframe, lintel and a bit of the terrace. A sacred relic of five gold leaves, one bearing the image of Nandi (Shiva’s bull), was discovered at this site. Combine with visit to Prasat Bei and Baksei Chamkrong.
How to go to Thma Bay Kaek
Thma Bay Kaek is located between Baksei Chamkrong and the moat of Angkor Thom, about 125m west of the road that leads to the south gopura of Angkor Thom, and 175m from Prasat Bei. Just before the causeway with the rows of gods and demons, turn left on the side path, and you will reach Thma Bay Kaek.
- Constructed: Early 10th century C.E.
- Religion: Hindu (Shiva)
- King/Patron: Yasovarman I
- Style: Bakheng