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Neak Pean , Siem Reap

  Neak Pean is one of the temples that make one dream of the olden days of luxury and beauty. It was worth while to the overpowering temples of Siva that men and armies repaired; but it was at the tiny temple of Neak Pean that eager princesses laid their lovely offerings of wrought gold and pungent perfumes . Prasat Neak Pean is located in the east of Prah Khan, 300 meters (984 feet) from the road .  A enter and leave from the north entrance. It was built in second half of the 12th century by king Jayavarman VII, dedicated to Buddhist, with following to Prasat Bayon art style . Although. Neak Pean is small and a collection of five ponds, it is worth a visit for its unique features. It is believed to have been consecrated to Buddha coning to the glory of Nivana . The central pond is a replica of Lake Anavatapta in the Himalayas, situated at the top of the universe. The lake gives birth to the four great rivers of the earth. These rivers are represented at Neak Pean by sculpted gargoyles

Preah Khan , Siem Reap

  Preah Khan  is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built in the 12th century for King Jayavarman VII. It is located northeast of Angkor Thom and just west of the Jayatataka baray, with which it was associated . The temple is flat in design, with a basic plan of successive rectangular , Preah Khan has been left largely unrestored, with numerous trees and other vegetation growing among the ruins. Preah Khan was built on the site of Jayavarman VII's victory over the invading Chams in 1191. Unusually the modern name, meaning "holy sword", is derived from the meaning of the original(holy city of victory) .  The site may previously have been occupied by the royal palaces of Yasovarman II and Tribhuvanadityavarman . Since 1991, the site has been maintained by the World Monuments Fund. It has continued the cautious approach to restoration, believing that to go further would involve too much guesswork, and prefers to respect the ruined nature of the temple . The temple was previously

Banteay Kdei Temple , Siem Reap

  Banteay Kdei , meaning "A Citadel of Chambers" , also known as "Citadel of Monks' cells , is a Buddhist temple in Angkor, Cambodia. It is located southeast of Ta Prohm and east of Angkor Thom . Built in the mid-12th to early 13th centuries during the reign of Jayavarman VII (who was posthumously given the title "Maha paramasangata pada) , it is in the Bayon architectural style, similar in plan to Ta Prohm and Preah Khan, but less complex and smaller . Its structures are contained within two successive enclosure walls, and consist of two concentric galleries from which emerge towers, preceded to the east by a cloister . This Buddhist monastic complex is currently dilapidated due to faulty construction and poor quality of sandstone used in its buildings,and is now undergoing renovation.Banteay Kdei had been occupied by monks at various intervals over the centuries until the 1960s . The Banteay Kdei, one of the many Angkor temples, is located in the Angkor Archae

Ta Som Temple , Siem Reap

  Ta Som is a small temple at Angkor , built at the end of the 12th century for King Jayavarman VII. It is located north east of Angkor Thom and just east of Neak Pean . The King dedicated the temple to his father Dharanindravarman II who was King of the Khmer Empire from 1150 to 1160. The temple consists of a single shrine located on one level and surrounded by enclosure laterite walls . The nearby Preah Khan and Ta Prohm the temple was left largely unrestored , with numerous trees and other vegetation growing among the ruins . In 1998, the World Monuments Fund (WMF) added the temple to their restoration program and began work to stabilise the structure to make it safer for visitors . Designed to be entered from the east, Ta Som is surrounded by a moat and enclosed by three walls which are broken by two sets of big main door . The pattern are cross-shaped and contain a small room on each side along with windows containing balusters . The main structure are carved with four smile faces

(FOCO) , Siem Reap

  Friends of the Orphan Children Organization (FOCO) , During the trip to Cambodia , we have a short Visit to (FOCO) and bought some stationery to donate for the children In (FOCO) . Our "tuk tuk" driver brought us here that we discuss in facebook earlier , we donate those stationery indeed of cash that we bought all the way from malaysia . Donated : Colour Pencil , rullers , Exercise book , Pencils , Eraser , Sharpener and ball pen .  Hope a small donation from us can help them in study for their good future . Girls and boys room is separated from different block , there have few adult volunteer supporting and clean their bedroom everyday in (Foco). Daily washroom or batHroom that used by the children .   This Spot where the children having their meal everyday anytime , the large crock that fills the rice without anything on top and some flies was flying around on it . when we reach here was afternoon and the kids just come back from school day while having their lunch , the