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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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  • Temple not really visible for scaffolding for the renovation. Still very interesting next to Wat budistischer school. I was very warmly by a monk, the English teacher at the school is fed through them. So was the visit but still very interesting and informative.
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  • There is no much to see... the existing few towers are damaged and under renovation. But in the complex there is active Buddhist Center and the paintings, statues are nice to see. But challenge is the...  more »
  • The Lolei problem is that it is customary to see the last day of visits to the temples, and having seen as many wonders as you say... well, does not help much, also is covered completely with scaffolding on the deltemplo side there is a small school that if you approach You can see it (although to my me uncomfortable clogging a class) and ultimately lead to a kind of URN where you can (must) make a donation
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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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