Srah Srang, Siem Reap

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#25 of 46 in Historic Sites in Siem Reap
Experience the view of a sunrise reflecting on Srah Srang. The reservoir stretches over an area of 350 m by 700 m (1,148 ft by 2,296 ft), but water floods only a part of it. See the legacy of the Buddhist minister Kavindrarimathana that dates back to the 10th century, noting the architecture of the place, with stone serpent heads and garudas with unfurled wings. As you approach the water on the steps guarded by two stone lions, soak up the ancient atmosphere of the baray. Srah Srang is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Siem Reap Edition.
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  • August 5, 2017
    Srah Srang is the best view of point and everyone always want to visit there and sometimes they swim there also and it is so beautiful place for sunrise with mix of trees around the water and the wate...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    King is a bathing pond. What is during the rainy season and the dry season is Cambodia, water was still a symbol of power. Anyway, it's not the scale.
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  • July 17, 2017
    EW bathed Sulla Thrun is a Khmer word meaning "swimming pond", King says, 700 meters, 300 meters North-South water, hydrographic surveys according to King Jayavarman VII's reign prior to already being drilled was.
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  • June 13, 2017
    Srah Srang Morning Sunrise is an awsome view and serene experience To add more adventure, rent a scooter (usd8 for 24 hrs) and follow the google map... so much fun.
  • June 12, 2017
    Beautiful place, there's nothing here but just a big lake with good reflection, I like it
  • May 5, 2017
    This is just a big baray and the platform overlooking it is pretty basic. In comparison to the other baray, it is not that big. This spot has some shops so it would serve as a good pit stop for lunch or drink break. Sit on the bank and relax under some shade.
  • February 24, 2017
    Amazingly big artificial lake, dug in 10th century and used both as water reservoir and sacred lake, having the temple rising from the middle of it. The temple is completely destroyed, the only remaining thing are the big serpents on the bank looking towards the center of the lake. Once, this must have been a magnificent site, but now really few things remain here to be seen. If you are not planning to come here for the sunset or the sunrise (which seem pretty beautiful based on all pictures I saw), you can skip visiting this place because you won't find any inspiring views during the day here.
  • March 14, 2017
    One of the main temples in Siem Reap or rather a temple complex. It's rather big and quite tiring to cover the full area non-stop especially if you have kids in tow. Dont bother taking strollers, its not the right kinda of place for it. Read up hindu mythology to be able to relate to carvings in the temple. Local guide might help but they always in such a hurry to complete things.

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