Eastern Mebon, Siem Reap

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One of the best-preserved temples in the Angkor city and part of a World Heritage Site, Eastern 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. To visit Eastern Mebon on your trip to Siem Reap, use our Siem Reap trip planner .
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  • Of the ancient city chosen as capital, it remains more than the temple. Inside, four towers in staggered flank the sanctuary.
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  • This temple is a part of the grand circle tour which includes many temples. This is a big one and very nice to visit. Not among my favourites but still one to be seen.  more »
  • Small cute elephant Temple. Images look great. It is well worth a look.
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  • One of the highest temples in Angkor suitable for a view of the sunset. Visit the southeastern-most stall of the east parking lot for cold coconut juice.
  • A uniquely blend of Hinduism and Buddhism that has been left forgotten for hundreds of years.
  • The lovely Temples in middle of eastern Baray where built from bricks, laterite, door sand stone.!
  • Interesting piece of cambodian irrigation system back in time. Today they use it as farmland...
  • The mebon temple good views when evening time is better way , not so hot from my experience 6 hears visiting and driving tuk-tuk.

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