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Neak Pean

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Address: Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Full Day Preah Khan and Neak Pean Temples Tour
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Water Temple

You walk across a long man made bridge to get to this ruin. The first lake you see in front of the temple is covered in some sort of film which is not a good start however, the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Clive R
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Unless you are into a quite long walk on a wooden pathway over water that is crammed with a lot of Chinese people (not sure why this one is so popular with the Chinese) to watch a temple in the middle of a large pond, you can actually skip this one. One of the few I feel like this about... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You walk across a long man made bridge to get to this ruin. The first lake you see in front of the temple is covered in some sort of film which is not a good start however, the lake around the temple is clear and has lilies in it. The temple was dedicated healing and medical purposes, the four connecting... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This temple is an located on an island. The bridge to the temple provides good views of the water body. Good place to visit provided Sun is not harsh otherwise it can be really hot and humid.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit provided you have seen the big three ( Angkor Wat, Ta Phrohm and the Bayon ) first.Neak Pean is a water temple and you have to walk along a long platform over a sunken forest to get to it. In fact the sunken forest and the walkway are more interesting than the actual temple in my... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this temple is on the island among the shallow waters of lagoon.it was very hot during my visit. Neak Pean is a large square man-made pond bordered by steps and surrounded by four smaller ponds. Unfortunately , it's not allowed for tourists to visit the central island ,had to look from far . if you don't have much time ,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our fourth temple on the grand tour circuit and the walkway made this temple. We went on a cloudy afternoon so it wasn't that busy, 15 mins there & back. A few hawkers at the entrance to the walkway. The reservoir looked very atmospheric with distant trees poking up from it.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Basically the lake is more interesting than the temple but the walkway is small and 3 people banged into me. It would be easy to fall in and you can see various hats and other tourist items floating in the water. Our guidebook said it would sparkle but they must have seen something we didn't - also the water just... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To get to Neak Pean, you have to walk about 10 minutes on a wooden causeway crossing a reservoir to reach a small, artificial island. Neak Pean is a 70 meter square pond surrounded by 4 smaller ponds. The bodies of 2 serpents encircle a small island in the center of this largest pond, which give it the name "coiled... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site isn't so much a temple as it is a reservoir, has a few religious spires, but primarily a reservoir. Didn't get the full effect in the dry season, but still cool.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This temple sits in the middle of a man made Lake and to reach it you need to go along a fairly narrow walkway. The water is not too deep here but when we visited the Chinese tourists in particular either wanted to walk three abreast across the whole walkway or down the middle of it and they weren't too... More 

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