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  • Ana-Maria B
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania1,251 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Smaller, but worth seeing
    While not impressive as other sites, it is still worth seeing. The trips there on the long bridge surrounded by lotuses is quite an experience in itself. Do get a guide or a guidebook, without it, I would have missed the horse statue and its story.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 December 2023
  • Steven Phich
    Cambodia135 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Little Gem in middle of island surrounded
    Neak Poan temple is undeniably one of the standout attractions in Siem Reap. Despite its small size, this temple's simple tower on a picturesque island, encircled by serene pools of water, creates a captivating sight. What sets this place apart is its location on an island within a vast baray, offering a unique and tranquil experience. The stunning reflections on the water make it an absolute photographer's paradise, and I was particularly impressed when I captured the aerial view. This hidden gem in the middle of an island is an absolute must-visit. I wholeheartedly recommend exploring Neak Poan temple for a memorable and enchanting experience.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 8 February 2024
  • DotsGirl2
    Vancouver, Canada450 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walk across a boardwalk on the lake to see a small temple
    This was fun to walk across the boardwalk on a lake to get to the trail that leads you to this temple. The temple is an artificial island with a small Hindu temple on it. At the base of the island are two snakes that surround the island. We liked that the scenery was unique from the other temples
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 February 2024
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DotsGirl2
Vancouver, Canada450 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
This was fun to walk across the boardwalk on a lake to get to the trail that leads you to this temple. The temple is an artificial island with a small Hindu temple on it. At the base of the island are two snakes that surround the island. We liked that the scenery was unique from the other temples
Written 11 February 2024
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Steven Phich
Cambodia135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Neak Poan temple is undeniably one of the standout attractions in Siem Reap. Despite its small size, this temple's simple tower on a picturesque island, encircled by serene pools of water, creates a captivating sight. What sets this place apart is its location on an island within a vast baray, offering a unique and tranquil experience. The stunning reflections on the water make it an absolute photographer's paradise, and I was particularly impressed when I captured the aerial view. This hidden gem in the middle of an island is an absolute must-visit. I wholeheartedly recommend exploring Neak Poan temple for a memorable and enchanting experience.
Written 8 February 2024
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Wanderlustaustralia
Sydney, Australia150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
The walk to the temple is beautiful. You walk across a wooden walk at surrounded by water and lotus flowers.

The temple is beautiful, but I highly recommend this for the walk!
Written 9 January 2024
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Ana-Maria B
Cluj-Napoca, Romania1,251 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
While not impressive as other sites, it is still worth seeing. The trips there on the long bridge surrounded by lotuses is quite an experience in itself. Do get a guide or a guidebook, without it, I would have missed the horse statue and its story.
Written 17 December 2023
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Wikumj
Bromley, UK327 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Although small this site is a bit different to the usual Angkor temples given that it is surrounded by water, so I would still include it in any visit to Angkor lasting 2 or more days. There is a pleasant walk over the moat via a long and narrow bridge and if the waters are still you can get some great photos of the reflection in the water of the landscape.
Written 3 December 2023
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Thomas R
227 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
This small temple in the center of Jayatataka baray, a reservoir that is flooded during the Cambodian rainy season, was commissioned by Jayavarman VII during the second half of the 12th century. It is believed to have served as a site for pilgrims to seek absolution as well as for medical needs of the King's subjects as one of many hospitals erected during his reign.

Unlike many other Mebons (temples constructed on islands found in the middle of a reservoir), the main temple arises from a round foundation within the central pond, which forms the center of an ordinal arrangement of four smaller ponds. The central temple is faced by a statue of the horse Balaha, which is depicted saving sailors from a demon.

Four sandstone structures connect the central pond to the four adjacent ones, but the bulk of these are submerged during the rainy season. Our tour guide described the animal and human gargoyles that are housed in these structures and represent the four directions describing the ancient world.

Although these sculptures are more visible during the dry season, preservation efforts have closed the pools to the viewing public. Unfortunately, this also limits a closer examination of the detailed carvings that adorn the central sanctuary. The temple area can only be observed from its southern edge after a short walk across a wooden footbridge to the viewing platform.
Written 15 August 2023
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Tola October
Phnom Penh, Cambodia253 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Neak Poan temple is one of my favorite place to visit. Water surrounding on the entrance and the temple inside is like an island. History temple with natural views and we felt good to be here.
Written 4 April 2023
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Purnima Jain
Bengaluru, India1,795 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This site is rather easy to cover and in my opinion very worth doing.

While the other sites are pretty similar, and by the time you are done with them, you are templed out, this one stands out amoung all of them, it's a bunch of five pools in a specific setting.

You have to walk for about 200m over a walkway over water and at the end you see this beautiful temple set in the middle of water. The walk is easy and scenic with lots of water lilies and lotus in the lake around this boardwalk. Breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the stunning view of the marshlands, flanked by a graveyard of trees with water reflections. The scenery is peaceful, the moment tranquil and the power of nature overwhelming.

This temple has a large square pool surrounded by four smaller square pools, with a circular ‘island’ in the middle encircled by the two nagas whose intertwined tails give the temple its name. Water once flowed into the four pools via four ornamental spouts, in the form of an elephant’s head, a horse’s head, a lion’s head and a human head.

In the pool around the central island there were once four statues, but only one remains, reconstructed from the debris by the French archaeologists who cleared the site. The curious figure has the body of a horse supported by a tangle of human legs. It relates to a legend that Avalokiteshvara once saved a group of shipwrecked followers from an island of ghouls by transforming into a flying horse.
Written 23 December 2022
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U Trip 2Cambodia
Siem Reap, Cambodia70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Neak Paon Temple...... Is really like island floating around floating forest. Before it's used to be hospital of the king from Khmer empire. ...now a day people who living around here still believe about that was hospital of king..... High recommend
Written 16 October 2022
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David
Lille, France1,672 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
Different to other nearby temples, being laid out around reflecting pools. With a central tower.

You can't walk the full way around. A little under half the path around the pools is closed temporarily. This doesn't detract from the site.

Originally, there were four sculptures in the lake. Only one, a horse, remains.

Written 7 August 2022
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