Impressive laterite and sandstone pyramid.lacking surviving carvings leaves it artistically uninteresting,but its great for an early morning scramble,providing a nice view from the top.
The western staircase is the most scalable. Its at the back. Phimeanakas is located inside the ancient Royal Palace compound and served as the king's temple. Legend has it,that the golden tower that crowned the temple was inhabited by a serpent,which would transform into a woman. Hey, i am all ears now!! the kings of Angkor were required to make love with the serpent every night,lest disaster befalls him or the kingdom.
Just the thought of this devotional conscription,makes me dream of coiled snake- woman. In this oppressive heat,dreaming comes easy.
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