Srah Srei

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Srah Srei
Native Nameស្រះស្រី
Alternative nameSrah Srey
CISARK#374, 1711
IK#476.01, 476.02
TypeAncient Reservoir
Part ofPreah Reach Veang, Angkor Thom Royal Citadel, Yasodharapura III, Angkor Thom, Angkor
CommuneKok Chak
DistrictSiem Reap Municipality
ProvinceSiem Reap
Coordinates13.44657, 103.85641
Founded13th Century
BuilderJayavarman VIII
Art StylePost Bayon
MaterialLaterite, Sandstone
UNESCO Inscription1992

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Site Size & Condition: Ancient Reservoir Srah Srei (ស្រះស្រី - Pronounced: S'rah! S'rei!)

A relatively small-sized but important pond within Angkor Thom Royal Palace. The royal pond measures 125m x 45m and is located north of Prasat Phimeanakas.

The sandstone perimetre around the pond may have been constructed by King Jayavarman VIII as a later addition to the Royal Palace. It has 13 tiers of steps descending about 5 metres to a laterite base. It is adorned with intricate carvings all around, including on the lower sections depictions of marine life, cows, horses, elephants, along with two rows of female figures and familiar scenes found at the Terrace of the Leper King.

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