Srah Srang

Date of Construction: Mid 10th and Late 12th century C.E
Religious Affiliation: Buddhist
Patron or King: Jayavarman VII
Artistic/Archeo. Style: Bayon
Location: AAP/PC - Eastern edge of the PC
Location of Entrance: West side
Duration of Visit: 10 minutes
Time to Visit: Anytime, though early morning is particularly picturesque
Photography Notes: Best light in the morning hours
Position (west ghat): 13d25'49N 103d54'11E

Picturesque baray opposite the east entrance of Banteay Kdei. Originally constructed by the same architect that built Pre Rup. Remodeled in the 12th century as part of Jayavarman VII's massive building campaign. A multi-tiered landing platform on the west edge of the baray is adorned with naga balustrades and guardian lions. The very sparse remains of an island temple can be seen poking out of the middle of the lake during the dry season when the water is low. Srah Srang offers a pleasant, much less touristed sunrise alternative to Angkor Wat.

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