Photo: Fishing boats by the shore of the West Baray.

West Baray

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There may be no beach in Siem Reap, but we do have a baray which, when you look into it, is arguably much cooler. The West Baray is an enormous reservoir that was most likely constructed during the 11th century.

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At 8,000 metres long and 2,100 metres wide, the West Baray is equivalent in size to more than 2,000 football pitches, and was built by hand. Before you totally freak out at the concept of digging 2,000 football pitches by hand, in the case of the West Baray, they built up rather than down, constructing a series of dykes that held the water in rather than digging a ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)


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