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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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  • Came across is temple from Baphuon on the enjoyable paths through the jungle. It was pretty quiet but nevertheless an enjoyable wee temple. 
  • Degradation was intense. "Believe it or not that is the ruins! "That was the feeling. Now scene became worn out, was a sacred place away from civilian construction at that time, I felt the ups and downs.
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  • Phimenakas was more or less the home temple of the Royal family and is amazingly simply designed. In the last few years, he was restored by the Czechs, and usually you can get high on a wooden staircase. I've also seen that the stairway was blocked. Anyway, the prospect is not intoxicating, because many big trees in the environment. However, it is not entirely useless to take the rise to. Closer to get at least a little bit but the gods... It's worth the detour!
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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.