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Phnom Santuk (Santuk Mountain)

Phnom Santuk (Santuk Mountain)
 

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Since the ancient time to the present, Phnom Santuk Mountain has been called in many names as below:
- Phnom Thom (in history)
- Phnom Arth Santuk (In history)
- Phnom Chorm Chong Kiri
- Phnom Krop Tuk
- Phnom Preah Bat Chann Tuk
The ancient heritages on the top of the mountain:
- Many Buddha statues were carved from great mountain rock including three big Buddha statues reaching Nirvana, each has more than 10-meter length.
- Prasat Touch of pyramid shape, made of sandstone, has three stories and three-meter height, and is located next to the ancient wooden temple (presently, it is made of cement) with a rectangular pond (10m x 4m).
- Preah Bat Chann Tuk statue was carved on the stone shaped as food of a sacred human, and there are many other small sculptures. By the stories, the construction and the statues were erected during the reign of Preah Ponhea Dharma Reacha (1474-1494) and have been maintained until now.
Phnom Santuk has changed names to Chorn Chong Kiri and Phnom Krop Tuk. Chan Dare or Chan Chare are called two pieces of stone by local people that join all together in marked symbol and made in small hole, the passenger arrived there, they always dropped cash coins (ancient coins) into this small hole. When cash coins was dropped in, it make soft weak voice like a voice of the birds sing or music with happiness. So they did that since ancient period.

Source: Ministry of Tourism of the Kingdom of Cambodia

 

OTHER TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN KAMPONG THOM:
Kampong Thom - General Information
Sambor Prei Kuk
Sambor Prei Kuk Group
Prey Pros
Preah Bat Chan Tuk
Prasat Yeai Poeun Group
Prasat Sambor Group (Northern Sanctuaries)
Prasat Phum Prasat
Prasat Kuh Nokor
Prasat Kok Rokar (Preah Theat)
Prasat Andet Temple
Phnom Santuk (Santuk Mountain)
Lion temple group
Kroul Romeas Group