Preah Khan was built in 12th century to honor King Jayavarman VII’s father, located just northeast of Angkor Thom. Preah Khan today is an outstanding example of flat linear temple design set in a dense jungle surround. The temple is adorned by monumental carved stone garudas-eagle-like divine beings. The complex is consisted of entryways, towers, ceremonial spaces, courtyards, shrines and many connecting corridors. The Hall of Dancers and two-story pavilion are obviously the most special features of the complex.
Due to a long time of being abandoned, like the nearby Ta Prohm, Preah Khan is also invaded by the trees from the jungle, making it even mysterious and dramatic.