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Neak Pean Angkor Reviews
No crowds! Mar 24, 2010
Neak Pean was built in the latter half of the twelfth century under the rule of King Jayavarman VII. The name is translated into entwined serpents and does make sense as the foundation of the temple is dotted with these snake sculptures. The temple was actually constructed as a Buddhist temple too, unlike some of the others which were originally Hindu. The temple is unusual as it’s surrounded by an artificial water feature which makes the temple seem like an island. Very few tourists come here as it is off the beaten path. When I visited, I had the place to myself (apart from the other two travellers I was with). It was great because after the heavy hordes at some of the other temples, it was nice to have the temple to ourselves and for this reason alone, I think it’s worth stopping off at.
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