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East Mebon, Siem Reap

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One of the best-preserved temples in the Angkor city and part of a World Heritage Site, East Mebon attracts visitors with its well-preserved elephant statues and five cone-shaped pillars. Climb the four stairways guarded by the picturesque elephants and admire the stone carvings of verses from Hindu mythology and historical scripts. While the whole complex honors Shiva and the parents of the king Rajendravarman II, the small altars inside the pillars are dedicated to other Hindu deities. Along with the exquisite examples of architecture, the temple stands out for its use of red brick made from iron-rich clay. Put East Mebon into our Siem Reap vacation builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This temple is a good visit. It speaks out on a different history than the other prominent temples. We took the time to climb up, the stones they used are different from the others. Giving it an orang...  more »
  • After showing our passes to the Angkor Archaeological Park at the entrance, we headed up the steps. This 10th century temple was built in the same style as Pre Rup. We really liked the Elephant and Li...  more »
  • East Mebon Temple is a mountain like temple rising to three levels & the top is crowned by 5 brick towers.With good number of elephant statues,this is a tenth century creation built on an island in th...  more »