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Eastern Mebon, Siem Reap

#16 of 57 in Historic Sites in Siem Reap
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Religious Site
One of the best-preserved temples in the Angkor city and part of a World Heritage Site, Eastern Mebon attracts visitors with its well-preserved elephant statues and five cone-shaped pillars. Climb the four stairways guarded by the picturesque elephants and admire the stone carvings of verses from Hindu mythology and historical scripts. While the whole complex honors Shiva and the parents of the king Rajendravarman II, the small altars inside the pillars are dedicated to other Hindu deities. Along with the exquisite examples of architecture, the temple stands out for its use of red brick made from iron-rich clay. To visit Eastern Mebon on your trip to Siem Reap, use our Siem Reap trip planner.
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  • We did the 2 day tour using the 1 day pass as this was the offer at the time. On day 1 we did some of the smaller temples including Eastern Mebon and it was very architecturally pleasing and great to....  more »
  • A bit blurred in our memory as they all start to blend into one another after a while. Dress modestly, wear suncream and bring water!  more »
  • It was only here among the whole Angkor Wat complex where we could find a place to stay alone and meditate for about an hour in the shadow and nobody disturbed us! It is a remote location and less people could get here. Go to the side opposite the main entrance if you want to stay alone surrounded by jungle. You can find a lot of large elephant statues which look really alive and impressive.
  • Very open temple, if you're afraid of the heat then don't go during the early afternoon! Very quiet temple along the 'big tour' in Angkor area. Some stairs required to get to the top level.
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