Neak Pean, Siem Reap
Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
An artificial island with great historic and religious significance, Neak Pean features a series of ponds and a central temple. A 12th-century king ordered the construction of five temples on five square ponds arranged in a concentric Mandala structure, dedicated to Avalokitesvara--the epitome of compassion. The central pond, which according to some historians symbolizes a mythical Himalayan lake, used to receive water through mouths of four different gargoyles--a lion, a horse, an elephant, and a human head--representing the four elements or the world's four great rivers. Notice the statue facing the main temple--it represents Balaha, a flying horse with five heads rescuing drowning sailors from a female sea demon. Put Neak Pean and other Siem Reap attractions into our Siem Reap trip generator, and watch your holiday take shape.
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Neak Pean is one of the most amazing places in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia. It was a temple that builds in the region of king Jayavarman VII.
magnifico! Per raggiungere questo luogo sacro occorre passare su delle passerelle che rendono incredibile l'esperienza di viaggio in cambogia! Qui avrete qualcosa che non farete altrove, imperdibile!magnificent! To achieve this sacred place you must go on the catwalks that make amazing travel experiences in Cambodia! Here you'll have something you won't elsewhere, not to be missed!show original
需要經過一個大型湖泊才可到達 Prasat Neak Pean，但因為Prasat Neak Pean 是建在一個水池的中央，很難想像在建築時是如何可以有這樣設計，並將之化為現實
Lewis Lexter Yap
The meaning of this temple is Zen or balance in nature. Maybe this will look nice when the water is full and the 4 small ponds will bring water to the big pond in the middle where the entwined Naga is located. But during dry season... it looks rubish.
Nothing much to see as they blocked the access and you are not able to go around the entire place, but is a nice thing to see. The history of the place is cool. I recommend a quick stop.
The best temple in my opinion, small and unique path to reach there. I'm glad that I didn't miss it.
Different than many of the other temples. You walk on a long wooden bridge to get to the temple on an artificial island
all time you all can visit it but in the evening maybe at 6 pm the temple will be closed by authority so no one can go inside. When you arrive there you will see Jayatataka Baray, you will walk on a small wooed bridge over to the temple. It's fantastic. I think.
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