Royal baths — no elephants allowed
What we say:
Srah Srang is a mid-sized baray running out to the east of Banteay Kdei towards Pre Rup. Some 700m long and 300m wide, the baray was constructed during the reign of Jayavarman VII and has an almost sublime beauty to it — Angkor expert Maurice Glaize compared its majestic calm to that of Piece d'eau des Suisses at Versailles, yet many today give it but a passing glance.
The western end of the Srah Srang remains in the best condition, lined by a long stone wall with a terrace and staircase at its centre. The stairs are flanked by nagas and fearsome lions as they run down to the water's edge. Dawn here is breathtaking and late afternoon is also particularly pleasant. Should you have ample time, you can walk all the way around its edge. There's a bunch of food and drink stalls here should you be in need of refreshment.
Angkor interactive map
Click on the map below to open a new window with a zoomable interactive map of Angkor, including (where available) points of interest, guesthouses & hotels, restaurants and more.
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, Mapbox Terms & Feedback
Travelfish reader reviews
There have been no reviews written by Travelfish readers so far.
Why don't you start the ball rolling?
Jump to a destination
- Hot spots
- Phnom Penh & surrounds
- Siem Reap, Angkor & West Cambodia
- Sihanoukville & Cambodia's islands
- Banlung, Kratie & the Northeast