Preah Vihear is strange among Khmer sanctuaries in being built along a long north-south hub, as opposed to having the ordinary rectangular arrangement with direction eastward. It on a ridge with a telling perspective on its environmental factors.
however, it is known to be devoted to the god Shiva and thought to have been developed in the rule of Suryavarman I (1002-50), with additional huge options by Suryavarman II (1113-50). sanctuaries worked during the six-centuries-in length Khmer Empire. On July 7, 2008, Preah Vihear was recorded as an UNESCO World Heritage Site for Cambodia