Phimeanakas, Siem Reap

3.9
Explore the ruins of Phimeanakas, 10th-century Hindu temple resembling a three-tier pyramid. Five traditional towers stand at the entrance, and the ancient, overgrown edifice creates a striking impression. Take a tour and hear the story of a king who allegedly remained in the tower every night with the embodiment of Naga, the snake goddess, in order to preserve and maintain peace and prosperity in the country. Walk around and enjoy the views from the ground, but bear in mind that climbing the temple is not advised. Using our international travel planner, Siem Reap attractions like Phimeanakas can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Very pleased our guide took us to Preah Palilay and then a pleasant gentle walk through trees to Phimeanakas and it's beautiful lakes.It is a small laterite temple in a three stepped pyramid form.It.....  more »
  • This was the temple of the royal palace. It is off the beaten track, just after the Baphuon temple and behind the terrace of the elephants. For us it was the first taste of the fight between wild...  more »
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  • Climb the steep steps all the way to the top of this beautiful (usually quiet) temple. Not one of the main big ones, so fewer people visit.
  • Very pleasant temple, quiet and far from mass tourism. Recommend.
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