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. Using our international travel planner, Siem Reap attractions like Phimeanakas can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The restoration will soon begin for this beautiful temple in pyramid. But even in its current state, we can observe the great beauty of this temple admired by Chinese writer Zhou Daguan. In short, go see it if you're at Angkor Thom.
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  • Located next to the Royal Palace or in the. Is somewhat small compared to other sites, like a pyramid of Red-Brown was beautiful. There are quaint.
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  • 10/20 made a trip to Cambodia January 2018 Viet Nam between 12/13/14/15 in the city of Siem Reap in January. part of the temples he rents is the prospect of collapse of pyramid-shaped Palace of water now not a structure open to the public got used to life
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  • I realized how big of this ancient city is when i visited here. And i can't believe to the fact that people in the ancient time built each temple with stone very very high. I don't know how many pieces of stones were used to build one. It's amazing
  • Due to safety concern and protecting the property, now you cannot go onto the top.
  • Prasat Phimeanakas is located at the East of the former Royal Palace at the Angkor Era. The Palace was burned down to the ground when the Siemese invaded Angkor City. Left over some rock foundations, we could find/see. Picture how was the Royal Palace looked like next to Prasat Phimeanakas at that time. From the Entrance Gate to the temple top, moat on the side until the Exit Gate of my photo pictures posted! The 10th Century temple built to pray to the Hindu Gods. Where is close next to the Palace that's convenience for the king to go to pray; like in Phnom Penh royal palace has a pagoda in it too.
  • Phimeanakas is quite close to The Baphuon and is also a part of Angkor Thom. It’s not as large as The Baphuon but has a similar design. And once again there’s a steep staircase to climb if you want to go to the top. This is a temple that can be enjoyed from the ground, though. It was built at the end of the 10thcentury and would once have had a tall tower at the top.
  • The gateway to the royal palace is quite grand with life sized lion men supporting the platform. The palace is in a compound with a tall compound wall, along with two big ponds, a collection of house like small ruins and the palace itself. The palace is a relatively small stone pyramid which was inaccessible when we visited. There weren't any carvings visible except for the royal looking lions on the stages of the pyramid.

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