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“An ordinary baray”
Review of Srah Srang

Srah Srang
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Half-Day Ta Prohm and Banteay Kdei Tour
Ranked #69 of 180 things to do in Siem Reap
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“An ordinary baray”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

Sras Srang is just accross from the gate of Banteay Kdei, you can enjoy the scenery of the baray mostly at sunrise or late afternoon, because at noon it would just be too hot and the sun is blazing.

Visited April 2013
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“Royal bathing pond”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

Srah Srang is a baray at Angkor. The name means royal bathing pond. The first lake, built in the 10th century, may have been larger. Banteay Kdei is located opposite to Srah Srang.

Visited May 2013
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Bali, Indonesia
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“Best Sunrise in Angkor World”
Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

Srah srang temple.. it's not just a temple but huge lake, a place for queen bathing..
Best place to see sunrise in angkor world, so quite and not too crowded..
I saw a beautifull peace sunrise in this place.. love it so much ♥♥

Thanks God, I've been here once in my life :')

Visited January 2013
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Vientiane, Laos
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“Royal swimming pool”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

In fact, Srah Srang is nothing more than a big artificial lake, the king's private swimming pool. Only the quay is worth a visit, especially around sunset.

Visited October 2012
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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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“Cambodia's above Olympic-sized, Angkorian-era swimming pool.”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

It's not really a swimming pool which you would have thought because of its size. It's a bathing pool. The Angkor royalty bathed in this huge pool. So yes, they built a humongous pool for the Angkor royals to bathe in.

I went to Srah Srang in the middle of the day and it was very, very hot. The sun was beating down very harshly. There were also some restorations on-going at the terrace at the front of the sight, so they have cordoned off that part of Srah Srang.

There are shops at the right side of Srah Srang as you go to it from the side of Banteay Kdei. The vendors might try to go to you and disturb you so I suggest going from the left side of Srah Srang away from these shops if you do not want any distractions to your visit. It's more walking but at least you won't be bothered as much. If you do fancy a break, Srah Srang is the best place to have one. It is very quiet and not too complex so you can rest your tired body and mind.

If you're planning a visit to Srah Srang, you may want to try to visit it during the sunrise if you think the sunrise at Angkor Wat is too mainstream. At least then, it wouldn't be as hot.

Visited November 2012
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