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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cambodia so hot and so humid. So much different with my country, Indonesia.

This month is around 36-37 Degree Celcius here in Siem Reap and for me this temperature is crazy. Because Indonesia is just around 31-32 Degree Celcius.

Srah Srang is perfect for local people. For irigation, for swimming, for relax, and the water is clean. Oh my Gosh! I really wanna swim too after looking at kids swimming!

Perfect for relax. After long trip in Angkor Wat area.

Thank YogaEfendi
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

Another amazing temple site in vast Angkor complex. Worth including in your tour, alot of fallen stonework be careful where you place your feet.

Thank Carl N
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Reviewed September 15, 2018

Located across the road from Bantey Kdei temple it is a large rectangular man made lake with stepped banks all the way round.The main point of interest is at the west end and looks like a landing stage for boat although when the water level is low it does not come up to the steps.The main platform has large side rails with carved heads of king cobras.Worth a quick look suggested as a good place for a sunrise view avioding large crowds.

Thank scubacol11
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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Our Cambodian trip consisted of 4 nights Siem Reap & 2 nights Phnom Penh. Our hotels (Anantara Angkor Resort, Siem Reap; Palace Gate Hotel, Phnom Penh) helped us with vehicles & guides for sightseeing trips. Our program: day 1 (3.30-7.30pm) Srah Srang, Banteay Kdei, sunset at Preah Rub; day 2 (8.00am-5.30pm) Bayon, Baphuon, Elephant terrace, Ta Prohm, Preah Khan; day 3 (8.30am-4.30pm) Angkor Wat, Banteay Srei, Phnom Bakheng; day 4 (9.00am-2.30pm) countryside drive, Beng Mealea; day 5 - late morn flight Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, visit Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda (2.30-4.30pm); day 6 (9.30am-1.00pm) Choeung Ek Genocide centre / killing fields, Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum/ S21 prison; day 7 - fly out of Cambodia.

Srah Srang is just a lake - nothing spectacular about it - one can walk around the banks of the lake; there are a few eateries. I would not recommend this to my friends. However, Banteay Kdei, opposite Srah Srang, is a good temple worth visiting.

Thank RajaR957
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Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Near the Bantey Kdei temple and the lake, based on historical doc., is for royal members bathing.

it is a tropical place and it mentions people like to have bath few times a day or nite. It even remarks that both male and female bath together.

Some said it is for Royal praying ceremony too, as you see the platform with huge Snake balustrade, Stone Lion, and the Naga (9 heads King cobra) scary......

Enjoy the wind and the view.

Thank laualex96
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Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

A large lake good place to relax. If you are looking for a sunset without too many tourists I recommend Srah Srang

Thank San I
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Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Srah Srang itself is a reservoire (and not a temple). You arrive at a platform which you can wander about for a few minutes and it offers a great view over the reservoir.

Throughout the day it is probably nothing that spectacular. However, it is a great place to observe the sunrise without crowds (I will the picture speak for itself). We were the first ones to arrive (shortly after 5am) and after that only a few people came (I would say around 10 in total). If you go here for a sunrise, then it's worth to continue the "big tour" in the opposite direction - you will have most of the temples for yourselves. Usually the temples open at 7:30, but you can visit Pre Rup right away, which is just beautiful, especially in the morning light.

Thank Martin S
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Reviewed June 14, 2018

Srah Srang is a reservoir (yes... not a temple nor a lake) located just across the road from the Banteay Kdei temple. It is apparently a good alternative spot for viewing the sunrise (apart from Angkor Wat). However, my visit here was in the afternoon, and based on my own observation, the waters here looked so calm and serene (i.e. almost motionless). Looks a very suitable place to meditate or just close your eyes and enjoy the light breeze blowing by....

Thank ekeat79
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

The royal pool is close to East Mebon and Pre Rub. Across from the water on the temple side, there are a few restaurants. If one stops for lunch, one might as well check out the royal pool, where the king used to swim and possibly bath. It is a giant piece of water. After hundreds of years, this piece of water is just like a regular pool. Without knowing it was the royal pool, one would probably miss it and just pass by.

Nothing fantastically special about it. Just a good spot to stop by quickly for a view of the water and a few pictures.

Bring mosquito repellent! A ton of mosquitos live by the water!

1  Thank RachtheMage
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

Very symbolic with the platform overlooking the wonderful lake and greenery surrounding the shore and paths that invite you to take a break, since this is not a large site. There is a general dichotomy that moves from a strong to tender attitude. The representation of the serpents - a Garuda riding a three headed example. The two lions overlooking the lake access from the platform, shaped as a cross and serpentine balustrades surrounding. It's uniqueness is the interesting part.

Thank ruthandvern
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