Before entering an enclosure
measuring 400 by 300 meters which is surrounded by an exterior
wall and a moat somewhat wider than it is deep, we find
ourselves in a larger enclosure measuring 900 by 700 meters.
In this outer enclosure, ruins and remains of at least 22
sanctuaries are found. These sanctuaries can perhaps be
considered satellites of the central complex in that some
of them, instead of facing east, turn to face the central
The naga (serpent) with seven heads found on the side
of the entrance causeway appears here for the first time
in the place which will be taken by future naga balustrades.
The brick towers, located at the foot of the pyramid, still
have their original wooden supporting beams despite the
ravages of time.