Do not underestimate this humble artificial island temple. History tells of its medicinal significance; King Jayavarman built it to serve as a hospital. It is said to depict the mythical lake whose waters have healing powers. The pools represent the important balancing elements of nature – water, earth, wind and fire. That should you bathe in these pools, the elements within your body would be balanced, thus curing any disease. The cave-like structure at the center is the main water source.
Unfortunately, when we got there, it was fenced thus preventing access from tourists. Probably it’s undergoing some restoration. Anyway, it was so hot and dry when it’s supposed to be raining a bit in July.
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