Prasat Neak Pean

Khmer RuinsA unique temple in the Angkor complex, The coiled serpents

Originally known as Rajasri, Neak Pean took its modern appellation, which means coiled serpents, from the encoiled nagas that encircled the temple. The temple is faced by a statue of the horse, Balaha, saving drowning sailors.

The location of the temple is in the middle of the last baray to be constructed by a Khmer king in the Angkor area. During the dry season when the water is low.

Prasat Neak Pean, The coiled serpents, a unique temple in the Angkor complex

Prasat Neak Pean, The coiled serpents, a unique temple in the Angkor complex