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Neak Pean is another temple in the Angkor ‘Big Circuit’/’Circle’. It’s a Buddhist island temple!

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The waters were supposed to have healing properties and the temple was actually a hospital.

 

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It’s a cruciform arrangement of ponds with a sanctuary tower  on a circular island in the middle!

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Neak Pean literally means ‘coiled serpents’  and encoiled nagas encircle the temple!

The walkway to the temple is amazing too :). 

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If you go after the rainy season  when the ponds are full, its quite a pleasant site!

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