East Mebon

Local nameប្រាសាទមេបុណ្យខាងកើត
LocationSiem Reap Province, Cambodia

The East Mebon 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.

Built in the general style of Pre Rup, the East Mebon was dedicated in 953 AD. It has two enclosing walls and three tiers.

Tags Khmer ArchitectureRuinsStoneTempleHinduismSculptureStatue
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Opening hours

Daily: 5 am - 6 pm


Angkor Pass:
1-day: $37
3-day: $62
7-day: $72
Children (under 12): free

The fee must be paid in cash, in US dollars, Cambodian Riel, Thai Baht or Euro. Don't buy your pass anywhere else than in the official ticket booths.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Mebon

Address (Unnamed Road), Cambodia

Coordinates 13°26'47.792" N 103°55'12.657" E

Tours and activities: East Mebon

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