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Address: Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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A good change in scenery from the small circuit

This temple is on part of the Large Circuit route between Ta Som and Pre Rup. Pretty orange coloured stone bricks and imposing central towers make for interesting photography... read more

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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This temple is on part of the Large Circuit route between Ta Som and Pre Rup. Pretty orange coloured stone bricks and imposing central towers make for interesting photography spots. The outer walls are pretty much in ruins. There are steps to climb but not as many or steep as the nearby Pre Rup.

Thank Andy22L
Shanghai Region, China
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

East Mebon is one of the better preserved and situated temples you will see in the Ankor Watt complex. A relatively large temple offering great views coupled with amazing artistic carvings and ruins.

Thank Chris D
Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Other than the sculptures and relics to admire, something that would certainly capture your curiosity here is the fact that the major part of the temple have a reddish hue, while most of the other the attractions in Angkor are greyish-black, which gets you wondering if something different was done here. Our guide told us the material used was the... More 

Thank Shannon D
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This temple is in the Grand circuit tour of temples which can be seen in a day along with Preah Khan, Neak Pean, Ta Som, Pre Rup.The elephant statues in each corner distinguishes East Mebon from other temples. It is easily accessible and there are steps to go up.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This temple is a highlight for the lions and elephant statues that surround each of the terraces to them temple. A mixture of brick and volcanic rock it's also a good example of how the temples vary in architecture.

Thank Steve M
Hong Kong, China
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317 reviews
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

The elephant is big and look real in my mind. prepare to walk and climb up a lot when you travel East Mebon. I really can't imagine how people could make all this in the 10th century! Impressive!

Thank cpcog
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

This temple is a good visit. It speaks out on a different history than the other prominent temples. We took the time to climb up, the stones they used are different from the others. Giving it an orange look. Visiting the temples in Siem Reap really should not be a one day thing. I recommend 2 - 3 days.

Thank Johntium
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

After showing our passes to the Angkor Archaeological Park at the entrance, we headed up the steps. This 10th century temple was built in the same style as Pre Rup. We really liked the Elephant and Lion carvings and it was nice that there were no crowds (at 10am on the day we visited.) A bit of a walk up... More 

Thank Brissy2
Newdelhi india
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

East Mebon Temple is a mountain like temple rising to three levels & the top is crowned by 5 brick towers.With good number of elephant statues,this is a tenth century creation built on an island in the middle of east Burray Reservoir.This is a quiet place to relax & admire the surroundings.

Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This temple is not crowded and is less visited by tourist, I dont know why. This temple is gorgeous full of elephants and art. I will recommend you stop here, it would only take 40 mins of your time. Do it!

Thank KhrizJustTravels

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