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NEAK PEAN

  Date: End of the 12th century
  Reign: Jayavarman VII
  Style: Bayon
  Religion: Buddhist
  Opening hours: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
  Tour: 40 minutes

Neak Pean was built under Jayavarman VII, it is located at the center of the reservoir the Northern Baray, Jayatataka, dry until 2011, the year the Authorities started to refill it. Two “coiled serpent” framing the central tower and explain the name of the monument. This site’s cruciform layout symbolizes a miraculous lake in the Himalayas. The lake is famous for the curative powers of its water as well as for being the source of four great rivers flowing from the mouths of a lion, an elephant, a horse and a bull.

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