Travel to Cambodia (Angkor): The Periphery of Angkor Thom: Photo 13
Atop the north wall and heading to the northeast corner. The walls are all 25 feet high and built of laterite. The material is ubiquitous. As a clay, it is easily carved as blocks from the earth, but it soon hardens into a very coarse rock. When used for fine construction at Angkor, it was faced either with sandstone or plaster. Here, it is left naked.
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