Srah Srang is a small but quite picturesque baray (ancient Khmer reservoir), located to the east of Banteay Kdei. It was designed and constructed in the same manner as Pre Rup and was remodelled in the 12th century by King Jayavarman VII as part of his building program.
There are landings at different levels on the western part Srah Srang, each decorated with nagas and guardian lions. In the dry season when the water level is low, the remnants of a mebon (mound temple) can be seen in the middle of the reservoir just sticking out above the water. Srah Srang is used as an alternate sunrise viewing location and is much less crowded than Angkor Wat.
- Private Angkor Wat & Royal Temples Excursion
- Afternoon Tour of Angkor Wat
- Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda & Independence Monument Half-Day Tour
- Phnom Penh Full-Day Guided Trip
- Private Excursion to Ancient Temples, Takéo Silk Village & Mount Chisor
- Small-Group Mekong Sunset Tour
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- Flight of the Gibbon Zipline Tour at Angkor Park
- Tonlé Sap Lake Tour with Sunset Dinner Cruise
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You can visit Srah Srang at any time, but the temple site is especially best in the early mornings. This is particularly great for photography, as the light is best in the mornings for capturing the temple's setting and details.
- Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia