Three heads of Asura discovered at Takao Gate

The conservation team of the Department of Conservation of Monuments in the Angkor Park and Preventive Archaeology of the APSARA National Authority has discovered three heads of Asura, while conducting excavations to restore Takao Gate (West Gate).

The information was shared this afternoon by Kim Sothin, Deputy Director General of APSARA National Authority.

A statue of angel and many other pieces of artifacts have been found along with the Asura heads, he said, adding that the restoration of Takao Gate is funded by Seang Chan Heng, Director General of Heng Development Co., Ltd.

Takao is one of the five gates of Angkor Thom city. Located in the west of Bayon Temple, the gate was made of sandstone and laterite with three four-faced Brahma above. C. Nika – AKP