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Lolei

This temple was built on an artificial island in the middle of small baray reservoir, the Indratataka baray (3800×800 meters). Its inscriptions indicate the date, 11th of July 893, and the position of the planets.

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Neak Pean

Neak Pean was built under Jayavarman VII, it is located at the center of the reservoir the Northern Baray, Jayatataka, dry until 2011, the year the Authorities started to refill it. Two “coiled serpent” framing the central tower and explain the name of the monument. This site’s cruciform layout symbolizes a miraculous lake in the Himalayas.

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Phimeanakas

Phimeanakas is to be found inside the Royal Palace of Angkor Thom, home to Angkor’s kings for many centuries. According to Zhou Daguan, a Chinese envoy who spent time in Angkor in 1296-97, the king was said to have had intercourse nightly in this temple with a woman who was the incarnation of a nine-headed serpent.

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Phnom Bakheng

Phimeanakas is to be found inside the Royal Palace of Angkor Thom, home to Angkor’s kings for many centuries. According to Zhou Daguan, a Chinese envoy who spent time in Angkor in 1296-97, the king was said to have had intercourse nightly in this temple with a woman who was the incarnation of a nine-headed serpent.

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Phnom Bok

Devoted to Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu, the temple was constructed on the early 10th century under Yashovarman I. The visit of the temple involves climbing up 630 steps of a steep mountain. The view from the top is magical and offers 360-degree views of Angkor Wat and the Kulen Mountains.

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Phnom Krom

A 600-meter long, 250 meters wide laterite wall, delimits the Royal Palace compound. Many Kings have modified it during 600 years.

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Prasat Bei

Constructed in the 10th century during the Reign of Yasovarman I, Prasat Bei means the 3 towers. It is a set of three small brick towers aligned south on a common laterite base. The towers are dedicated to the Hindu trinity Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma.

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Prasat Chrung

Built towards the end of the King Jayavarman VII’s reign, the four Prasat Chrung share the same layout: a cruciform sanctuary and a square stone pavilion. Carvings of small celestial beings on the sanctuary and pediments devoted to Lokeshvara and Buddhas are very attractive. The best preserved is the one located in the South-East corner.

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Prasat Kravan

Prasat Kravan was built in the early 10th century (the statue of Vishnu was dedicated on 12 December 921) by a court dignitary. This temple is unique in the Angkor Site for its brick towers featuring interior bas-reliefs of remarkable finesse.

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