A park in Siem Reap City that we passed by every day on the way to Angkor Temples.
East Mebon was built by Rajendravarman II around 952．He dedicated this temple in honor of his parents to Shiva.
In 928AD, the empire capital was moved to Koh Ker by Jayavarman IV the usurper. 16 years later, Rajendravarman II
returned the capital to Angkor and built East Mebon to help reestablish the continuity of kingship at Angkor.
East Mebon was built originally on an island in the middle of Eastern Baray, a large artificial lake, 7kmx2km.
This pyramidal structure, consisting of three tiers and crowned by five towers, should look like a castle island in the middle of large lake.
It must have been also highly symbolic, rowing a boat across the lake to the temple's landing and then climbing up the tiers to pray
at shrines. To think of this auspicious sight, we have to use quite a bit of imagination, as the lake is dry and covered with forests now.
Ground inside the enclosure. The temple is in the Pre Rup style, consisting of three tiers.
牆內地面，東梅蓬寺的建築形式和變身塔(Pre Rup) 的形式相似 (東梅蓬寺先建，變身塔建於961年)，由三疊平台造成
There are large elephant statues standing at each corner of the lowest tier, carved from a single block of stone.
Ruined shrine or library on the ground level, built of laterite.
Smaller stone lion statues line the stairways leading up to the central sanctuary atop the highest tier.
View through gateway on the 2nd tier to the five pyramidal towers that crown the structure.
The lintel carving of Garuda above the door. Garuda is the vehicle of Vishnu the "Protector" in Hinduism.