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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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  • 3 nights during the first five-day itinerary to visit selected as East Meredith. It was felt a strong religious color red in Ayutthaya's old buildings. Ayutthaya is to bake bricks painted on the walls, after times this is a beautiful red sandstone relief and beautiful harmony. If you're planning to visit Angkor of the ruins of Thebes just like great place to stop by and ask it to recommend infinity.
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  • Encore of the ruins of Thebes as the rest of the race from which one do you like, the interestingness of the temple is based on. So it is the second day of the Angkor Wat or Angkor Tom and on the third day to see some of the more interesting of the spectator gets organized keep time. More large monuments of stone, the color is just wanting to feel like a favorite hue-Dong every bone cement is still remained in the red in the afternoon if I feel the trail will be more beautiful. Take a moment to look at the top of this t award is not comfortable, so this animation in hopes of getting private temple.
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  • This was a nice smaller temple. It was beautiful, with some nice elephants and a fun to walk up. Not to many people at it either which is a nice change.