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This temple is called " Preah Ko " , the sacred bull, because the temple is flanked by three images of nandi, the sacred white bull of Shiva. The temple consists of six brick towers set inside two enclosure walls.
Preah Ko was the first temple built by the Khmer Empire in the late 9th Century (879) by King Indravarman-1 (reigned 877-889) , when its capital was at Hariharalaya.
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