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Banteay Samre, Preah Khan and Neak Pean Temple, Ankor, Siem Reap, Cambodia

By Sonyaandtravis @sonyaandtravis

Banteay Samre Temple

From Banteay Srey, we headed to Banteay Samre temple, a small, quiet temple with lots of doors and windows which allowed for good photo opportunities.

[Show as slideshow] The entrance of Banteay Samre Temple Carved stone mimicking timber Sonya standing inside one of many arches
Remains of Naga mythical serpent Sonya posing at one of the windows Intricate Kala deity carved in the stone
Protruding square stones with flowers Sonya reclining in one of the doorways of the temple The central spire of Banteay Samre Temple
Travis at the corner of the inner wall of the temple Portion of the inner temple complex Mythical battle carved in stone
Sonya posing at yet another doorway Eastern inner entrance of Banteay Samre Eastern entrance of Banteay Samre
Outer eastern entrance of Banteay Samre

Preah Khan Temple

One of the temples we missed when cycling the short leg, Preah Khan has been left unrestored, overgrown by jungle similar to Ta Prohm.

Neak Poan Temple

Neak Pean is interesting in that the small temple is situated on an artificial island surrounded by water. Neak Pean was originally constructed for medical purposes, a form of a hospital, the water believed to have healing properties.

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Looking over the four pools at Neak Pean
Statue of a horse, one of the four sacred animals
Building on the outer edge

Looking towards the main island

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