Saturday, October 28, 2017

Tonlé Bati

Tonlé Bati is a small lake located along the National Road 2, about 35 km south of Phnom Penh. It is a popular weekend destination for the local population. Innovative bamboo shelters line the side of the lake, providing resort-style comfort. This is also a popular fishing spot for tourists and the local people.
Close to the lake, along with the highway towards Takeo Province, is the Ta Prohm temple, a relatively well-preserved 12th Century Angkorian temple built by King Jayavarman VII. Yeay Peau, another Angkorian temple is also near the Tonlé Bati. Of the two, Ta Prohm is the more extensive and impressive, maintaining a number of very well-preserved beautiful carvings. Yeay Peau is a single sandstone tower situated next to an active pagoda. The name Yeay Peau is actually named after King Ta Phrom's mother.

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