The East Mebon (Khmer: ប្រាសាទមេបុណ្យខាងកើត) is a 10th Century temple at Angkor, Cambodia. Built during the reign of King Rajendravarman, it stands on what was an artificial island at the center of the now dry East Baray reservoir.: 73–75 : 116
The East Mebon was dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva and honors the parents of the king. Its location reflects Khmer architects’ concern with orientation and cardinal directions. The temple was built on a north–south axis with Rajendravarman's state temple, Pre Rup, located about 1,200 meters to the south just outside the baray. The East Mebon also lies on an east–west axis with the palace temple Phimeanakas, another creation of Rajendravarman's reign, located about 6,800 meters due west.
Miguel del Rosario | Jan 29, 2018
One of the highest temples in Angkor suitable for a view of the sunset. Visit the southeastern-most stall of the east parking lot for cold coconut juice.
Regiz Do | Feb 18, 2018
A uniquely blend of Hinduism and Buddhism that has been left forgotten for hundreds of years.
Cambodia Driver Guide | Jan 31, 2018
The lovely Temples in middle of eastern Baray where built from bricks, laterite, door sand stone.!
Danou Nauck | Feb 21, 2018
Interesting piece of cambodian irrigation system back in time. Today they use it as farmland...
Sophearith Bun | Jan 30, 2018
The mebon temple good views when evening time is better way , not so hot from my experience 6 hears visiting and driving tuk-tuk.
Jan Torfs | Mar 21, 2018
One of the higher Temples in thé area and guarantee for a nice view around and watch the sunset. Rather calm as not so known and not so big. Watch thé lion sculptures.
kuno paulus | Mar 27, 2018
One of the most beautiful temples in the east of the Angkor Wat Complex. Its characteristic are the stone elephants 🐘 in the 4 corners of each level. The shape is pyramidal and the towers form a quincunx as in Angkor Wat. The middle tower contains a little shrine. Very beautiful at sunrise 🌅 and sunset and then some busses bring a lot of people but apart from that you enjoy the temple in silence and solitude. My tipp: Take out your shoes at the top and surround the central tower with bare feet. The warm stone feels wonderful. Don't miss to enjoy an ice ❄ cold coconut and some sweet mango slices at the food stalls in front of the temple. The sellers are really lovely and happy to serve you.
chayo28 | Mar 23, 2018
Incredible journey through 1000 years of history. The temples are magnificent to walk and admire.
Chet Angkor Guide | Mar 20, 2018
The East Mebon is a mountain temple symbol dedicated to Shiva build by King Rajendravarman II halfway the 10th century. It was constructed on a man made 120 meters wide island in the East Baray, a huge water reservoir measuring 2 by 7 kilometers, and was only reachable by boat.
Brian Taylor | Mar 19, 2018
Cambodian Temples tour...best done by Tuk Tuk..not coach..to benefit from experience to full.
Elain Furter | Apr 24, 2018
Pretty magical temple and super hot in the middle of the day. Crazy to think it would have been on it's own island back when the reservoir was in full function. Quite different to the other temples when you come around the big circuit so make sure you stop and enjoy this one!
Angkor Expert Driver | Apr 18, 2018
This temple is not so many tourist. I really like this one . Not so high. But the top one is beautiful.
Amr Helmy | Apr 7, 2018
Great place for photos and you can just feel the history and spirituality all around you.
David Fuhrman | Apr 27, 2018
This place is definitely one of the seven wonders of the world and other than the heat everything was amazing!
Huang Wzhong | May 13, 2018
can't imagine how remarkable and beautiful of this place when the East reservoir still full operating function in that ancient period. there might be some specific reason for this temple to implement four elephant sculpture in each corner. a lot of beautiful Lintels with interesting mythical stories had hidden behind, prerequisite basic knowledge might be helpful to visit this place more enjoyable or the narrative from local experience guide might be helpful. highly recommended for visiting.
Eesabel | Jun 5, 2018
The steps are quite high and steep but going up it really worth it
Anand Patil | Aug 13, 2018
if you want to see time visit this place. the ancient city of angkor is best explored at this place. the entire city was swallowed by the huge jungle and the the process can be witnessed at the temple. huge spung tress with roots running g across the ground, over the walls and hanging from ceiling can be seen at this place. excellent opportunities for photography lie here abound.
Dustin Davison | Jul 15, 2018
Great experience, much different than Angkor Wat. I would suggest coming to see it.
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