Wat Preah Prohm Rath is one of the oldest monasteries in Siem Reap in term of running time, has a history approximately 500 years. The King Ang Chan edicated this monastery to Preah Ang Chang-Han Hoy and to the spirits of Ta Pom Yeay Rat. This temple was also established for propagate the Dhama (the Buddha teaching), and to provide lodging for monks, as many of them who came to Siem Reap who did not has lodging at that time. Travel Indochina
It is not the biggest Pagoda in the town by any means, and there are dozens of them, but it is possibly the most prominent due to its location.
Though it is more than 500 years old, Wat Preah Prom Rath is a modern-looking temple and monastery located in the heart of Siem Reap. The front gate is the perhaps the oldest looking piece of the site, with Bayon style carvings that are similar to the ones found in Angkor Wat. The temple grounds are huge, hosting several buildings including the main hall (Preah Vihear building), a university building, and decorated towers scattered throughout the site. It is one of the many spiritual centers in the city proper. While the many colorful towers that surround the main temple were really attractive, the most curious structure outside was the replica of a boat with a monk on it, holding a pot. Cambodia travel tours
It is an active monastery and has its quota of monks. It also has a school and more than its fair share of stupas or cremation boxes. These are places where the rich and famous have their ashes interred. On high days and holidays, their descendants will go and revere them. There are a number of garishly painted statues and odd things in the grounds, including a large replica of a boat – but more of that later.
Though the lotus-themed architecture seems to emulate temples from over the border, the front gate integrates bayon-style heads and a scene in relief of the Buddha seated under a tree, while armies fire arrows on one side and others are eaten by crocodiles on the other side, that looks like it could have been taken directly from angkorian mural. There are a beautiful garden, a few temples, and some Buddhist statues inside the pagoda that make it an ideal place for visiting and taking photos.