Srah Srang

Srah Srang, Angkor 2017

This baray east of Banteay Kdei is said to have been built in the 10th century. It belongs to a disappeared Buddhist monastery. In its present form it goes back to Jayavarman VII. Ruins in the middle of the lake point to an island with pavilion. The splendid landing site, still preserved today, shows how many piers in Angkor looked earlier.

For many, the Baray of Srah Srang may be just a lake with a few ruins and statues, but in the evening, when the submerging sun dips the place in soft colors, it is ideal for meditation or just relaxing and enjoying.

 

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