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A giant reservoir constructed during the Khmer Empire, measuring 8km long by 2.1km wide (or almost 2,300 Wembley Stadium football pitches). Its purpose at the time it was constructed is still not clear, and the original hypothesis, that it was used for irrigation, no longer holds much water. In the centre, is an island with the West Mebon temple. A great spot for walks, or a short boat ride out to the island. You can also hire hammocks for about a dollar, and picnic on the freshly prepared food sold from about a dozen stalls.
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“man made lake” (6 reviews)
“picnic lunch” (2 reviews)
“boat ride” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Man made reservoir but really big. Khymer from Siem reap use this as their version of the beach. About 10kms outside of city. Really worth a visit. Lots of people swimming here. Fairly safe. Boats for hire here. Plenty of local cuisine here street food...More

Thank James O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a couple of tuk tuks out to west baray. Its a short run out of SR . You pull into a big car/bus park where there are plenty of stalls selling food and clothes . I was in the company of some Khmer and...More

Thank Tony R
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

It's amazing how big this man made lake is. You can go and get a lunch under a shelter on the water's edge and relax in some hammocks. Also inner tubes for hire to use for when you take a dip. Water looks quite clean....More

Thank Lance G
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

They are from China .She's my friends .We went to West Baray and Took a boat to the temple in the middle of the water.We all very happy. Thanks for trip....

Thank PDA M
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

An American friend and I walked around the lake. We started at 7 am and finished at 12 am. You really have to be very fit, especially after 10 am when it starts to be hot. Make shure you have enough water on you and...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

West baray is a huge water body with boating and inflated tyres for frolicking in water. One can take a boat ride to an island, see the temple there, sit for some time and come back for 15usd. One can also float on water for...More

Thank Ajeet N
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

A group of 18 of us, travelling with Jetwing Travels, Sri Lanka, visited this man-made lake with a local guide. He told us that this large lake is 8 km long and 2 km wide. We stopped on its earthen bund or levee. There is...More

Thank Seevali D
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Tour could go at any time of a day but I would like to recommend to visit it at the late afternoon to combine your tour with sunset on boat! It is very large manmade lake of the Angkor Site. Tourist woukd enjoy to relax...More

Thank hengsenghok
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

I went with local friends. This was a day to relax off the beaten track. We had a picnic lunch (food was good) that we shared with a million flies. The hammocks and relaxed setting was a nice change from Siem Reap and Angkor Wat....More

Thank Paul D
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

West Baray is a man made water reservoir constructed about 600 years back for the water needs for the Angkor inhabitants.Many locals come for a swim & as a family picnic spot but for a tourist there are many better places to relax in town....More

Thank MARGDARSHI
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