"Roluos Group - Lolei" Angkor Wat Things to Do Tip by Willettsworld

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You wouldn't know it when you're standing there, but Lolei actually sits atop what was once an island at the centre of the Jayatataka Baray ? a reservoir measuring 3,800m by 800m. Today the reservoir has been drained and is used for rice cultivation but the island still hosts Lolei and an active temple.

While credited to Yasovarman I, the bulk of the base work was done by his father Indravarman I, who built the dyke and placed the island, leaving his son to build the actual temple which was completed in 893 AD ? Sunday July 8, to be exact. The temples were once all painted white, and you can see traces on some of the apsaras still.

Lolei comprises four brick towers, none of which are in outstanding condition, varying from collapsed to the semi-restored. The highlight of Lolei is its lintels and door jambs, which remain in good nick.

Directions: Located across the main road from Bakong and Preah Ko.

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  • Written Apr 27, 2010
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