Photo: One dried out reservoir.

East Baray

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The East Baray, a reservoir built due east of Angkor Thom, is an impressive 7.5 kilometres long by almost two kilometres wide.

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Despite its size, it’s a feature of the Angkorian landscape many tourists are utterly unaware of as it’s almost impossible to notice on ground level to the untrained eye—it has since dried up. It’s well worth looking at on an aerial map and satellite images for a better sense of the scale and diversity of the Angkor area as it once was—it was not all about temples.

Some imagination required. Photo taken in or around East Baray, Angkor, Cambodia by Caroline Major.

Some imagination required. Photo: Caroline Major

After completion, the baray was fed its water via a canal from the Roulos river that emptied into its northeastern corner. When full to a planned depth of four metres, the baray held a massive 55 million cubic metres of water, forming an integral part of the complex hydraulic system that ensured rice irrigation to support the population at the time (at least according to one school of ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 200 words.)


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