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Lolei, Siem Reap

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A modestly sized yet scenic Hindu temple, Lolei honors both the lord Shiva and the family of Khmer king Yasovarman I. With its architecture closely related to symbolism and mythology, the structure requires a bit of explication to understand. The front and back four pillars represent the king's parents and grandparents, respectively, and the other engravings on the sandstone depict deities such as the sky god on his elephant, as well as animals and scenes from local legends. Use our Siem Reap tour builder tool to visit Lolei on your trip to Siem Reap, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This temple deserves despite all the detour, despite ongoing restorations and scaffolding, as it is always very interesting elements.
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  • Once the disintegrated unit consisted of four brick towers, of which only two are to see. The roofs are overgrown with grass. The building originally stood on an island. Here, a restoration would be appropriate. Probably lack the means to do so. The plant is one of the three temples of Roluos Group 13 km east of Siam reap. Today is also a Buddhist monastery. For a small donation, the monks show different rooms, such as for example the schoolroom.
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  • It consists of four brick temple towers grouped together on a terrace. The king built it for his ancestors; one for his grandfather, one for his grandmother, one for his father, and one for his mother...  more »
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  • Prasat Lolei late/end of 8th, early 9th Century was the Khmer Empire Capital at one time after moving from Prasat Sambo Prei Kouk/Chenla Dei kork
  • It is only a construction site right now. Only one Stupa which is under one big scaffold. Skip this station when visiting Roulos Group!
  • Ruins of an island-temple built in the middle of a now dry baray, Indratataka, the first large-scale baray constructed by a Khmer king. Lolei consists of four brick towers on a double laterite platform. It was the last major temple built at Roluos before Yasovarman I moved the capital to the Angkor area. Though the towers are in poor condition, there are some lintel carvings in very good condition displaying the distinctively detailed Preah Ko style. An active pagoda has been built amongst the ruins. Of the Roluos Group ruins, allocate the least time Lolei. See ‘Roluos Group’ and ‘Barays’.
  • The interesting thing here is not the temple, but rather, the school and the story behind it. It is humbling to see how much obstacles these kids have to go through in order to live with dignity and to receive education. Donation encouraged. Check out their community library and talk to Sok who works there as the English teacher. He himself was educated in the school.
  • This one is on an island but now there is no water around. When I was there the main was under construction. A bit disappointed. There is a recent temple (Thailand style maybe)nearby.

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