Sour Prat temple constructed at the late 12th to early 13th century C.E, dedicated to Buddhist and style Bayon temple, by the Jayavamarn VII king. Twelve nearly identical laterite and sandstone towers that stand opposite and parallel to the Terrace of Elephants. The artistic and architectural style of the towers is somewhat unique, defying easy classification and dating. Contraction may have begun under Jayavarnan VII, but the towers do not display the classic Bayon style characteristics. Sour Prat Temple has been argued that they post Bayon or perhaps much earlier, as early the 11th century. The original function of the towers are a matter of debate but in the 13th-century classic “Customs of Cambodia” Chinese emissary to Angkor, Zhou Daguan, gives a romantic but dubious firsthand account of their function. He wrote that tower was used to settle legal disputes and matter of criminal justice. The belligerent parties were kept in the towers for days. The one to emerge in ill health was declared the loser, guilty by divine decree, best photographed in the late afternoon.