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Lolei, Siem Reap

2.6
#24 of 46 in Historic Sites in Siem Reap
Ruin Tourist Spot
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. Lolei is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Siem Reap Edition.
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  • Although this is a small temple, there are still some fine detailed carvings to see, and the layout makes it easy to walk through If seen as part of the Roluos group of three temples, it makes a good ...  more »
  • It has 4 little broken towers to see but if not interested in the story behind what you see and dont have a guide with you, no reason to go. Seems like there are restoration works in progress. As alwa...  more »
  • I visited the Lolei temple as it was part of the Roluos group of Temples & after we visited the other two well known ones visited this smaller one,which on hindsight could have avoided.Anyway i spent ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • There is not much that is left of this temple other than the cluster of four very rundown towers, however the temple wall is still visible and you can imagine how big it is long ago. The temple compound is now occupied by Buddhist monastery running various programme, including school. This is an active community so there are people who actually live and work there.
  • Very interested temple
  • Its okay. Most of the ruins are being restored at the moment. Good way to see how the people work on the restoration project
  • Beautiful Khmer Empire architecture. Some parts still under construction.

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