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West Baray at Angkor

  • The West Baray was built under the reign of Yasovarman. It is 1.8 kilometers wide and 7.1 kilometers long. It was built for the first city of Angkor. It was 2.5 meters deep and its water was sourced by diverting water from the Siem Reap River.
  • West Baray was built about 900 during the Kingdom of Yasovarman. It was constructed to hold 50 million cubic meters of water. Today it is dry and has been so for hundreds of years. Inside the Baray on the ground farmers today use the space to grow crops.



Bronze Found in West Baray Angkor