Neak Pean Temple

Neak Pean Temple
-Constructed: Late 12th century C.E. Religion: Buddhist King/Patron: Jayavarman VII Style: BayonA small island temple located in the middle of the last baray (the Preah Khan Baray or Jayatataka) to be constructed by a Khmer king in the Angkor area. The central temple sits at the axis of a cross or lotus pattern of eight pools. Originally known as Rajasri, Neak Pean took its modern appellation, which means ‘coiled serpents,’ from the encoiled nagas that encircled the temp...
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