A mysterious and mysterious temple where there is no road, and the ruins of the capital of the Khmer Empire. A thousand years ago, life was raging here. Today only ruins and mines remain. Koh Ker. An ancient temple, inside which not a single expedition and a ruined city, lost in the jungle of Cambodia, could go down.
During that short time, when Koh Ker was not just a city, but a rich royal capital, it had many buildings. On the territory of 35 sq. km. there were also places of worship, among which - a mysterious pyramid, so reminiscent of Mexican … Prasat Thom. "Great Temple".
The seven-step pyramid is located behind the inner fence in the very center of the ancient city. Its height is 32 meters, and the length of the side of the base is 55 meters.
At the top of the temple, like a guardian, the garuda is carved - the mythical bird of the god Vishnu.
And in ancient times there was also a huge linga - the symbol of Shiva, the height of which was at least 4 meters, and the weight was about 24 tons. There is no wooden staircase leading to the top of the pyramid today.
They say that originally there was a 5-meter golden statue at the top. But when in 1930 Prasat Thom was discovered by a French expedition, there was nothing upstairs … And since it is simply impossible to lower such a whopper without special mechanisms, they assumed that the statue fell into a hole that gapes at the top of the mysterious pyramid.
Unfortunately, it is impossible to verify this. Everyone who went down inside the pyramid did not return back …
At a depth of 15 meters, any equipment stops working, and the safety ropes on which people descended do not seem to be untied, but simply torn off …
Failed to get to the missing and through the holes that the French tried to punch in the pyramid itself. The mystery of the pyramid remained unsolved. So it remains to this day …