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Review of Srah Srang

Srah Srang
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US$135.00*
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Explore the Majestic Angkor Wat and its Surrounding Wonders
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US$40.00*
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Half-Day Ta Prohm and Banteay Kdei Tour
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US$105.00*
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Angkor Temples Small-Group Tour
Ranked #70 of 182 things to do in Siem Reap
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

A quiet part of the Angkor complex. You will pass this if you are on one of the set routes Tuk Tuk drivers take you around the site. It is directly opposite Banteay Kdei Temple and quite close to Ta Prohm. Built in the mid 10th C and improved during Jayavarman VII's reign, its purpose was an ornamental royal pool. It is a lovely open space and makes a nice break from looking at endless temples. There are a couple of Naga balustrades leading down into the water.

Thank Jolyon67
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

During our 3 days stay we had 2 sunrises in Angkor Wat and one here for a change.
It was cloudy so the sunrise was above the cloud.
It might be much nicer if the sky was clear.

Afterwards we continue our hike through Banteay Kdei which is directly across Sras Srang, and we went to Ta Phrom next, which is good because it was not so crowded yet in the morning.

Thank martinmetal
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

I've only been to this site once and during the hot season (+39 degrees C), so the water was a bit unpleasant looking in places, but OK from a distance. It's part of the eastern section of the Angkor Archaeological Park near Ta Prohm and Banteay Kdei. I could image how much better this site would be with the lush greenery and cleaner (and more) water. To explore the ruins / site you only need about 15 minutes, but some people may wish to hang around longer due to the views. The actual lake is very large in size but the ruins/statues etc are relatively small.

As it's close to some main sites, and on the way to others, it's recommended to take the time and visit this site. It was quiet when I visited this area, but in prime times and during the "greener" times I can well imagine the masses.

Thank DJEargasm
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Reviewed 8 April 2014 via mobile

A much less crowded site with a just as magnificent view of sunrise. A site not to be missed for sunrise. Although you do not have the temple as the backdrop, the scenery oh the skies and the water provides a wonderful sight not to be missed.

Thank Phua W
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

In Angkor things get pretty big, and for a structure meant to be only an ablution pool, Srah Srang is huge! It was noon when I visited so the magic of a sunrise/sunset is gone, but the scale of the place alone justified a visit. The magical stairs that led down to the water's edge were being renovated, so I wasn't able to enjoy that. The breeze was stiff and it cooled things a lot. I was hounded by really persistent Cambodian girls for "bargains" that would turn out to be overpriced upon returning to Siem Reap's night market. All around were naga balustrades waiting to be restored.

Recommended!

Thank Ermaximum
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