Neak Pean (or Neak Poan) (Khmer: ប្រាសាទនាគព័ន្ធ) ("The entwined serpents") at Angkor, Cambodia is an artificial island with a Buddhist temple on a circular island in Jayatataka Baray, which was associated with Preah Khan temple, built during the reign of King Jayavarman VII.: 389 It is the "Mebon" of the Preah Khan baray (the "Jayatataka" of the inscription).
Some historians believe that Neak Pean represents Anavatapta,: 174 a mythical lake in the Himalayas whose waters are thought to cure all illness.: 124–125 The name is derived from the sculptures of snakes (Nāga) running around the base of the temple structure, neak being the Khmer rendering of the Sanskrit naga. "They are Nanda and Upananda, two nagas traditionally associated with Lake Anavatapta."
Dylan | May 22, 2018
It’s a very unique temple. We really enjoyed the walk across the walkway in the middle of the man made lake. The landscape was surreal.
Brett Gottfried | Mar 24, 2018
One of my all time favorite temples around here. The temple may be small but the walk to get there is over a very long wooden bridge the what looks like a Marsh. So strikingly different than the others and very beautiful to walk through. Definitely stop here.
Raphael Colucci | Jan 22, 2018
Loved this stop in the grand tour. The wooden bridge over the lake is very dramatic. The place in itself lacks the grandeur of a lot of the other temples, but is equally interesting in my opinion (these 4 basins being considered at the time as an hospital). You should definitely read about it before/during your visit.
Man Kin | Jun 24, 2018
A small but beautiful temple and you have to walk past a wooden walkway across a lake.Nice!!!
King laugh | Jun 6, 2018
Great feeling to walking on the bridge and surrounding by the lake. And connection to the temple Neak Pean
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