The Water Temple of Neak Pean in Angkor, Cambodia

Neak Pean in Angkor, Cambodia

Today’s travel photo is of the water temple of Neak Pean in Angkor, Cambodia. Located near Preah Khan, Neak Pean is a small temple built on an island in a central pool. The pool is surrounded by four smaller pools, making it perfectly symmetrical, as was the style in Angkorian temples. This late 12th century temple was a place of healing and was an important hospital in the area. Apparently it was believed that the waters here had healing powers of some sort. I took this photo while standing in front of one of the smaller pools. The tall tower in the center of the photo is actually on the central circular island in the large pool behind this one.

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