When you get on the elephant stage, you can see a door in front of you on the right. This is the eastern entrance to the ancient palace. Since the ancient palace was a wooden building at that time, it has almost disappeared, so what you see after entering the door is only an empty square. There is a pavement in the center of the square, and there are ancient trees on both sides of the pavement. As you move on, you can see a towering brick-red building with three-storey terraces, which is the site of the Aerial Palace of the Angkor Dynasty. It is said that the Sky Palace was once a golden tower, a dormitory for the queen of nine snakes, and a place where the King of Angkor had to meet with her every night to discuss matters of statecraft. If he did not show up one day, it would mean that the King would die.
The air palace is also a scenic spot in the small circle of Angkor Wat. Barong Monastery and Bafang Monastery are very close. This is called the air palace, but not the palace. The original name of Jinjiaoshan is Shiva Temple built at the same time as the new palace. Although it is not as well-preserved and well-known as Angkor Wat, it is still an important milestone in the history of Khmer architectural art. It contains several elements of Angkor Wat's architectural art, Xumishan, the central pagoda, galleries and temple pavilions.
Siem Reap, Cambodia. The air palace is next to the Bafang Temple, which symbolizes the monarchy. From a distance, it looks like a pyramid. Later, it is sealed up, not allowed to climb to the top, or is being repaired. This place has a story background. Every night, the king climbs up the palace to mate with seven snakes. It feels like the king is a gourd doll.
The air palace, a Hindu temple in the style of Mount Xumi, is an important milestone in the history of Khmer architectural art. It is the predecessor of Angkor Wat, which contains the important elements of the neutral item of Angkor Wat architecture art - "Mount Xumi, central pagoda, gallery, temple pavilion. It's too sunny to climb up. It's totally unshielded.
The most detailed description of the palace by Zhou Daguan is the "Golden Tower", even today we call it" air Palace "literally translated as "Heavenly Palace". This is a relatively complete building preserved in the palace. The three-storey pyramid is elevated. The angle relationship is very steep. In fact, it is only 12 meters high.
The air palace is a pyramid shaped by three layers of rectangular Xumaitai, which symbolizes Xumaishan. The four corners of each layer of Xumaitai are decorated with lions or elephants. Xumitai is made of laterite bricks. There are steep steps to connect the upper layers in the middle of the four sides of Xumi Mountain.
According to the record of "Zhenla Fengdu Ji", the king's dormitory is next to the Bafang Temple. Its circumference is five or six miles. The tiles on the main hall are made of lead. The rest are earthen tiles. The yellow pillars are very thick and the statues of Buddha are carved on the pillars.
Entering the East Tower Gate of the main entrance of the palace, you can see a bright red small pyramid-shaped building in the center of the palace. This is an empty palace built in the early 11th century. The correct pronunciation is Pi Mei'an, Akaha, which means a palace in the sky and a pavilion in the sky. There is an old legend here. In the tower of the air palace, there is Naga, a serpent spirit with nine heads. The snake appeared in front of the king every night as a beautiful woman. The king and queen had sex with the snake before they went to bed. The king was convinced that if he neglected the night, his life would be shortened. So even the princes are forbidden to enter, and only the king goes there every night. The air palace rushed to build a small palace on the base of three layers of laterite. Near the top, there was a corridor with elephant stone statues standing at the four corners of the base, but the damage was serious. The whole palace was barred from entering and could only be seen from afar.
The air palace, formerly called Jinjiaoshan, is not actually a palace. It is said that the ancient king's palace of the Jinta Pagoda, where the king sleeps every night. There is a beautiful legend about the air palace. There is a nine-headed snake spirit worshiped by Khmer people living in the pagoda. It turns into a woman at night and sleeps with the king. Tourists can't go up.