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  • Ana-Maria B
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania1,348 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
    Traveled solo
    Written December 17, 2023
  • Steven Phich
    Cambodia510 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
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 8, 2024
  • DotsGirl2
    Vancouver, Canada452 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
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 11, 2024
  • Aethelred
    Cambridge, Massachusetts1,335 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous monument to and of free public health for all
    In the sophisticated public health system of the great Dhammaraja Jayavarman VII, the complex water basins of Neak Pean, the artifical Entwined Serpents island, represents a reflection of cosmology, spiritual powers of the water, but not least water therapy in a balneological, genuinely spa-related way. A fantastic, gorgeous monument to and of free public health for all, as it should be, from the 12th/13th century - and a great challenge for public policy today, everywhere. Touristically, I think a must visit for the non-touristy tourists because of the lovely access bridge and the entire setup of an artificial island in an artificial lake.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled on business
    Written April 19, 2024
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,575 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Right between the temples of "Ta Som" and "Preah Khan", you will find "Neak Pean" - a square pool with, at its center, like an island, a fountain built, in the 12th century, by King Jayavarman VII, the famous "builder" king of the Khmer empire. This island - floating just like a blossoming lotus - is encircled, at its base, by two mythical naga serpents and comprises five ponds and a small temple. "Neak Pean" represents the Himalayan mountains and the sacred Anavatapta lake, symbolizing Lord Buddha conquering the glory of Nirvana. Here, in past times, royal princesses would bring their precious offerings of gold and exotic perfumes. Amazing legends ... Visiting "Neak Pean" is not a must, but it is interesting and not so crowded as other "Grand Circuit" temples in the Angkor complex. Enjoy!
Written October 25, 2020
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Steven Phich
Cambodia510 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 February 8, 2024
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traveltotelltales
Singapore, Singapore154 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
One has to cross the North Barat reservoir on a makeshift yet strong bridge to reach here. Situated in the Angkor Archaeological Park area, this temple circuit is a sight to behold. One can visit all four corners of the temple which is in the shape of a cross, and capture the temple's breathtaking photos from four different angles. When the Cambodian golden sun shines bright , the reflection of the serpent temples on the adjoining waterbody is surreal. A must-see!
Written February 22, 2022
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Becca0493
Aintree, UK66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We went to this temple on our third day in Siem Reap after doing the sunrise tour on our first day. We hired a tuk tuk who took us to some temples.

This one was probably my favourite of the smaller temples absolutely beautiful, you have to walk for about 20-30 mins over a walkway over water and at the end you see this beautiful temple set in the middle of water.

Definitely would suggest to visit here if you can, beautiful
Written June 19, 2020
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Aethelred
Cambridge, MA1,335 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Business
In the sophisticated public health system of the great Dhammaraja Jayavarman VII, the complex water basins of Neak Pean, the artifical Entwined Serpents island, represents a reflection of cosmology, spiritual powers of the water, but not least water therapy in a balneological, genuinely spa-related way. A fantastic, gorgeous monument to and of free public health for all, as it should be, from the 12th/13th century - and a great challenge for public policy today, everywhere.

Touristically, I think a must visit for the non-touristy tourists because of the lovely access bridge and the entire setup of an artificial island in an artificial lake.
Written April 20, 2024
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DotsGirl2
Vancouver, Canada452 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 February 11, 2024
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Steve Buckley
London, UK8,855 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Together with 24 other Anglo-Thai Society members, my wife and myself visited Neak Pean Temple yesterday morning.

The approach (wooden pedestrian bridge across the lake) promised much but on arrival there was - particularly, compared to the many other magnificent Temples in the complex - very little to see. I, for one, will not be paying a return visit!!
Written February 18, 2020
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Tola October
Phnom Penh, Cambodia494 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 April 4, 2023
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David
Lille, France1,830 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 August 7, 2022
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U Trip 2Cambodia
Siem Reap, Cambodia113 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 October 16, 2022
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