Phimeanakas

Phimeanakas is a Hindu-oriented temple located within the walls of Angkor Thom, and is one of the most impressive sites in the area. Constructed by Jayavarman V, Phimeanakas is a multi-tiered pyramid like temple made of laterite and sandstone. Although most

of the inscriptions and carvings are barely visible anymore, Phimeanakas is the largest scalable temple in the AAP and the view is magnificent. Phimeanakas served as the temple of the king, and legend has it that a golden tower once stood on the top, inhabited by a shape-shifting serpant who could transform into a woman. You can expect to spend about half an hour here, with the morning light being the best for photography.

Phimeanakas

Date:

Late 10th century

Style:

Khleang

Reign:

Jayavarman V

Religion:

Hinduism