|Above (left): Plan
of Prasat Muang Tam
Prasat Muang Tam is located south of a large baray (reservoir)
Talae Muang Tam.
GUARD1: Ancient Khmer guard house now demolished.
BR1M: Remnants of an old wooden bridge and also laterite foundation of
an ancient bridge.
The 'ancient road' leading north to Prasat Phanom Rung is not existing
Above: Aerial photo (PointAsia)
The orientation of Prasat Muang Tam
shares the same solar-lunar concept at the nearby Prasat Phanom Rung
and the construction as well as the associated baray has
embedded astronomical concepts. This will be dealt with in a later
Prasat Muang Tam is
based on comparative art-history dated to the 11th century.
The art-styles are Khleang (968–1049 / Jayavarman V, Udayadityavarman
I Jayaviravarman and Suryavarman I) and Baphoun (1050–1080 /
Udayadityavarman II and Harsahavarman III).