|Siem Reap, Cambodia|
Depart from hotel to visit Prasat Kravan; unique brick towers contain large wall sculptures of Vishnu and Laksmi. East Mebon; it is located on an islet in the centre of the Eastern Baray. The base of the temple is guarded at its corners by stone figures of harnessed elephants. Pre Rup; architecturally and artistically superior temple-mountain. Neak Pean; this small temple was located in the middle of a reservoir, reachable only by boat. The temple may have served an absolution function. It is encircled by two nagas and surrounded by pools laid out in a lotus pattern. If the water is low enough, check out the animal and human headwater spouts at the outside centre of each pool. Most photogenic in the wet season when the pools are full. Preah Khan; it means ¿sacred sword¿.