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Neak Pean

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Address: Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Unique & different

After hours of temple exploring, you might start to feel that they all look the same (if you don't have a proper guide to explain the differences to you). A stop at Neak Pean will... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Eugene F
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Melbourne, Australia
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Shenzhen, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The water view is amazing. Get to walk on a plankway surrounding by scenic views. The ruins themselves are small but definatley worth a visit. Will only add 30 mins to your day

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After hours of temple exploring, you might start to feel that they all look the same (if you don't have a proper guide to explain the differences to you). A stop at Neak Pean will relieve you of that feeling as it is quite unique and different from others. To get to the main site itself, you will have to... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the walk up to this place. The reservoir was bright and full of trees and lillies. It was very nice to see. The temple itself is completely different to all the others but there is not all that much to look at- it is not very big. All you can do is walk a loop around it and... More 

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Thank Rebecca N
Aurora, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Because this site is a little different from the rest in the park, it is worth a quick stop. The walk to the site down a long causeway amid lotus blossoms is the best part. The monument is quite small and will only take a few minutes to see.

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Thank Blabbott
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small Buddhist temple very different from the other temples in Angkor. It is located in the middle of a man-made island and you have to walk across a scenic bridge over a waterbody that makes this temple unique. Built by the monarch Jayavarman VII in the twelfth century, it is supposed to be a hospital where you... More 

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Chatan-cho, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of my favorite Wats. We were there when it was still wet and the temple area was immersed in water and the effect was stunning. It's just a quick stop on the long circuit and it stood out from many of the other wats. Its location on an island in the middle of a spectacular lake makes... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a long walkway to get to very small Temple that is very simple and has its own value. However the walk is stunningly amazing, the water , the reflection of the water is stunning. It makes you want to sit and relax. So worth the visit just for the water alone.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Neak Pean is unusual in that it is surrounded by water, although much less than previously. There is not a lot to see if your interest is archaeological but the walk across the water is easy and quite interesting. Go to this if you happen to be passing or have spare time (3 days or more at Angkor?).

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Thank Etosha
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I reached this temple I thought that I was playing a game of Zelda - I had seen a fire temple (crematorium) stone temples and jungle temple and now it was the unexpected water temple on an island in a lake, with beautiful reflections in the lake as I made the long walk across the bridge. A good place... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This temple was previously a holy place where people went to be cured. A nice walk on a boardwalk above the lake to the island of the temple. Take a look for snake fish, crabs and other wildlife amongst the weeds. The ubiquitous sellers of T-shirts, trinkets and other paraphernalia will accost you on the way ("already bought" usually works).... More 

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