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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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  • I went at the end of the 12/2016. Travel time is approximately 15 minutes. It is the ruins of the Temple through the elephant terrace, back toward the Royal Palace. Is made the accumulation of stone shaped like a pyramid there in ruins. Can't seem to climb to get up close. Because wooden palace in this way have nothing left.
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  • The temple is located in ANGKOR THOM district ten square kilometres! Even the bayon Temple and Baphoun are within Angkor Thom area. Most visitors hike a djungelsti mellar tall trees with karftiga strains from Temple to Temple of Phimeanakas Baphoun! The location was very close to the "Royal Palace" with swimming pools, where the local kids bathed in present day!
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  • The look of the temple from a distance is imposing and impressive. There is not much to actually see, but I highly recommend.  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.