Next to the temple, rising above the water, is Balaha, the legendary horse king. We sat next to one of the smaller sanctuaries and read from the guide book.
The stele of the nearby Preah Khan describes Neak Pean as a pilgrimage site that held not only images from Buddhism but also a thousand lingams, the symbol of creation, and the images of fourteen gods.
By this time the sun was almost directly overhead. Time for one more stop before going back to wallow in the cool salty water of the Victoria’s pool.