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Phimeanakas, Siem Reap
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Explore the ruins of Phimeanakas, 10th-century Hindu temple resembling a three-tier pyramid. Five traditional towers stand at the entrance, and the ancient, overgrown edifice creates a striking impression. Take a tour and hear the story of a king who allegedly remained in the tower every night with the embodiment of Naga, the snake goddess, in order to preserve and maintain peace and prosperity in the country. Walk around and enjoy the views from the ground, but bear in mind that climbing the temple is not advised. Arrange your visit to Phimeanakas and discover more family-friendly attractions in Siem Reap using our Siem Reap vacation trip planner.
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  • Phimeanakas and the Royal Palace date back to the late 10th to early 11th centuries. The exit route from Bapuon brings you past this temple. At the time of my visit, access was closed off and grounds ...  more »
  • It is one of the many ruins at Angkor Thom. It is a terraced temple built within the walls and entered the tower gate on the terrace of the elephants at the former Royal Palace. With the feel of the grass grows to around, front stairs, it spontaneously decayed remains.
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  • Phimeanakas is a quiet sanctuary located within the Angkor Thom complex. What makes this temple special is its unique location within the woods - a cool place to rest and reflect in the shade and away...  more »
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  • With an art style of Kleang, this temple was constructed in late 10th century and the beginning of the 11th century by King Jayavamen V and Udayadityavarman I. It was built dedicating to Hindu, and it was considered as a golden tower inside the palace of Great Angkor. You can reach this temple by foot if your location is near the Terrace of Elephants. Within the amazing style of this stunning temple, you will feel like you are walking in the Angkor empire.
  • On top of the pyramid in that location was a pillar, while on the edge of top platform there are galleries. Phimeanakas is located inside the walled enclosure of the Royal Palace of Angkor Thom north of Baphuon
  • Nice temple within Angkor Thom compound.
  • Gives off a very mystical vibe. Great place to chill under the trees. Worth going. Might be crowded on top
  • Phimeanakas (Sky Palace ) is a beautiful name and a legend behind.