In the jungle east of Douxiangtai, there are twelve Brown towers with different shapes, built with stones. These towers, which were built at the end of the twelfth century, belong to Baiyun architectural style. Its architectural layout is ten towers arranged one by one, and the remaining two towers form right angles with straight towers, which are like guardians'elephant-fighting platform for guardians of hillocks.
The twelve zodiac pagoda is on the open lawn opposite Barong Temple. Although it is called the Twelve Zodiac Pagoda, it has nothing to do with the twelve zodiac signs we are familiar with. It used to be a place where prisoners were detained. In fact, it was an ancient prison. It just happened to have twelve towers, so it was named the Twelve Zodiac Pagodas.
Siem Reap in Cambodia saw the twelve zodiac tower originally thought to be the same as the Chinese zodiac. As a result, the twelve zodiac of Siem Reap in Cambodia did not have rabbits. There was an additional cat. More interestingly, the twelve zodiac tower in Siem Reap was similar to the court of ancient courts. In ancient Siem Reap, if two people had a dispute to find the king to decide who was right or wrong, the king could make a clear judgement. Give a clear judgement, if you can't make a clear judgement, according to the two different Zodiac towers, respectively, locked in two different Zodiac towers, after three days to see that one person is still alive and jumping without starvation or sickness, you win, the sick person is judged to have lost, interesting, you see Siem Reap that 12 zodiac towers are far from one another, Cambodia captured Zhai's original lawsuit win or lose. It depends on the quality of the body. In fact, there are many things in life that depend on how the body is. One thing is that it is so sure to win or lose, and it is also so sure to win and lose all one's life. Cherish your body and see different life in the world.
The twelve zodiac towers are arranged north and South on the east side of the old Royal Square, facing the elephant platform of the palace and the king's platform. Symmetrical arrangement. The role of the Twelve Towers is unknown. According to the description in "Zhenla Fengdu Ji" written by Zhou Daguan in the Yuan Dynasty of China, the role of the tower seems to be to mediate and adjudicate some disputes among the local people. The place where the controversial people are detained is called "Heaven Prison". We are here for a short stay. Also, the Tomb Raider used to view it here. -
The Twelve Zodiac Tower is opposite the battle elephant steps. It is said that it was originally a place where prisoners were detained. It is also said that it is a place where high-ranking officials perform tightrope walking for the battle elephant stage. Now it has been seriously weathered. The sun in Angkor Wat is very poisonous. Animals (elephants) here are as hot and thirsty as human beings. Tourists are advised not to mistreat animals. The day I went was so hot that I couldn't walk farther if the sky was blue.
The Twelve Zodiac Pagodas, also known as the Twelve Pagodas Temple, are located in the city of Tongwang, with a total of twelve small pagodas. The reason why they are called the Twelve Zodiac Pagodas is that they are carved with different animals, similar to the Chinese Zodiac. Entering from the Victory Gate north of the East Gate of Tongwang City, we walked along the road until we reached the war elephant step. In the bushes directly opposite it, there were the 12 zodiac towers. Twelve ancient red earth pagodas lined up in one word, abstract in shape, have gone through years of storms and hardships. Although the 12 zodiac pagodas are now extremely desolate, these pagodas are decorated with broken battle elephant steps under the cover of the woods, forming a picture of vicissitudes of life, which deserves quiet appreciation.
Three-day tickets to Angkor Wat were purchased, and the Twelve Zodiac Towers could be visited with the King's City and the elephant steps. If you don't invite your company, you must make a full strategy, otherwise you will feel a little tired after the first day of sightseeing.
The Zodiac Pagoda, opposite the war elephant steps, can be visited by two people together. There are also small monuments near the pagoda. The Twelve Zodiac Towers used to be prisoners, but now many of them are totally different. Compared with other scenic spots, the Twelve Zodiac Towers are more common.
Siem Reap's Twelve Zodiac Pagoda, some people say it should not be a Zodiac pagoda, but a place for prisoners. In the past, if there were lawsuits to be fought, the defendants on both sides would be locked up. Who could come out or win the lawsuit? Anyway, there are different opinions. Now the main function is to serve as a relic.