After a long bridge, I came to a very small temple, Nirvana Palace. What is interesting here is that when entering from the entrance, it is directly facing the central palace in the water, which was supposed to be only a palace. When walking to the side, it is found that the building is composed of two small buildings separately in the middle of two pools. It is very interesting to feel that the whole group of monuments in Angkor Wat is very interesting, and there are often some little mysteries that bring surprises. The name of the Nirvana Palace has the meaning of a snake intertwined. The base of the central palace is coiled by two snakes, as if floating on the central pool. In front of the temple, there is a statue of Varaha (god horse) with the theme of Indian mythology, which is said to be the symbol of Guanyin Bodhisattva. Some of the Nirvana Palace collapsed several years ago under the influence of floods, and there is still a danger of collapse in the future, so it is forbidden to enter the palace, which can only overlook the water from afar.
Longpan Pool (Nirvana Palace). The Longpan Pool was built during the reign of Hanyebama VII. It was a project for the benefit of the people. It was a hospital and sanatorium at that time. The main building is immersed in a large pool, with four small pools on each side. It is said that doctors in that year scattered all kinds of medicinal materials in the pool. Each pool can treat different diseases. Only bathing in the pool can achieve the effect of disease elimination and health preservation. To see the Longpan Pool, we must walk through a long wooden trestle road, through a huge "Dongchi" trestle road. The rural scenery on both sides of the trestle road is very beautiful. There is a sad music coming from the lakeside straw shed. Some disabled villagers and artists play and sing. Originally, this is the "landmine victim" charity ground for collecting donations.
Longpan Water Pool, built in the 12th century, is a Buddhist temple. There is an island in the middle of the big water pool. There is only a small stone pagoda temple built imitating "Xumishan" on the island. Two wrapped giant snake kings (Naga) are carved on the stone pagoda. There is also a white horse statue on the east side of the island. Neak Poan's meaning "wrapped giant snake" is named after the giant snake king statue on the island. There is a long passageway, which needs to be used. About a few minutes after walking, there were pools on both sides and the water was muddy, but the sky was beautiful in color. The main central hall had been sealed up and could only be seen from afar. We did not wait to walk in again because we caught up with the children's activities. It is said that there are statues of gods and horses here. The entrance corridor also includes people injured by landmines, who play musical instruments, receive some donations from tourists and can be seen in another scenic spot.
Unlike the remains of other temples used to worship gods or deceased kings, the Longpan Pool was originally a place to treat patients, equivalent to our hospital today, so it has no tall buildings. Instead, it dug down five huge sinking pools. There is a small pool in each side of the big pool in the middle of the Longpan pool. The water of the big pool flows into the small pool through four sculpture nozzles. The statues in the North represent water; the statues in the East represent human beings (according to archaeological data, the statues in the East were originally an animal, said to be cattle, but for some reason or at any time changed into human figures), representing earth; the statues in the South represent lions and fire; and the statues in the West represent horses and wind.
Neak Pean, also known as the Nirvana Palace, was built in the 12th century. There is an island in the middle of the big pool. There is only a small temple of stone pagoda built in imitation of Mount Xumi on the island. On the stone pagoda, two entangled giant snake kings (Naga) are carved. On the east side of the island, there is a statue of white horse. Neak Pean means "a coiled serpent". Dragon Pan consists of five square pools, the largest pool in the center (known as the Holy Pool), symbolizing the ancient Himalayan mythology of Anavatapta, connected by a small pool on each side, while the water in the large pool is individually through four statues (north - water), horse (west - wind), lion (south - fire), man (east - earth, originally cowhead), then people. They planted grass at the bottom of the main pond. During the rainy season, the water of the pond was full. The herbs were naturally decomposed in the water and became a medicine pond. The medicine water flowed from the big pond into the flat groove of the penis in the small chamber, and then out of the outlets. There was a lotus pedestal under it. The patient knelt here to treat the disease with herbal water. As the four small pools are said to have different curative effects, the patients are identified and will follow the instructions to soak in liquid medicine. The covered roof above the outlet of the small pool is also carved with images of patient treatment and massage. Zhou Daguan in "Zhenla Fengdu Ji" called "Longpan" as "Beichi" - "Beichi in the north of the city, five miles, there is a Golden Square Pagoda, stone houses, Golden Lion, Golden Buddha, bronze statue, copper bull, bronze horse belong to. " Disaster humbles mankind, disaster makes mankind expect salvation, and salvation leads people to believe. Longpan is the place where there are no buildings in Angkor City, but its layout contains the most pure ritual meaning of belief space. In fact, we did not enter the Dragon Pool. After coming out of the Saint Sword Temple, we lyricized at the edge of the Dragon Pool in front of us. Water is the source of life, the birth, the cleaning, the treatment and healing, the blessing and the comfort. Best portrait photography point - "here, we "clean" together, get treatment, get blessings, get comfort.
Neak Pean means "winding giant snake". Such a small temple, in the middle of the water, stands like a pearl in the water against the blue sky and white clouds. Longpan Water Pool, built in the 12th century, is a Buddhist temple. There is an island in the middle of the big water pool. There is only a small stone pagoda temple built by imitating "Xumi Mountain" on the island. On the stone pagoda, two entangled giant snake kings (Naga) are carved. On the east side of the island, there is a white horse statue. Neak Poan's meaning "entangled giant snake" is named after the giant snake king statue on the island. During the reign of Jayavarman VII, he actively carried out various construction projects. Historians believed that during his 37 years in office, public works which were vital to people's livelihood were the first priority, including building reservoirs, paving roads and bridges, building 101 posts, 102 hospitals and so on. Among them, Preah Neak Pean was a temple sanatorium and a large hospital at that time. Even today, Cambodians still believe in the miracle medicine of snake temple. Although the water pool has been abandoned for a long time, Cambodians go to visit the snake temple and want to pick plants growing in the pool land and take them home for medicine bath. The big pool (known as the Holy Pool) is designed for bathing patients. Now the water has dried up.
The pool is not big. It used to be a temple sanatorium for beauty treatment. In the middle of the pool, there is a small pool in all directions. There are four fountains in the pool: elephant, horse, lion and human. At that time, the bottom of the big pool was filled with medicinal herbs. When the rainy season came, the water in the pool would rise and the medicinal liquid would flow into the small pool. People thought that the medicinal liquid in the four pools had different curative effects, so according to the different conditions of each patient, they arranged the patients into different pools. Now the tower in the middle is protected and cannot be climbed. Just look at it. The most famous one here is the statue of the God Mawalaha carved in the central pool, which is incomplete and protected by boards.
There is a place in Angkor, formerly Neak Pean, which is now commonly translated as "Nirvana Palace". Nirvana has a specific meaning in Buddhist doctrine, but Neak Pean really means "the coiling of two snakes". Ancient Oriental mythology is often called naga, so Neak Pean may be translated as "the dragon and the snake" more appropriate. Dragon Pan was built between the end of the 12th century and the beginning of the 13th century. It is a place where there are no buildings in Angkor. There are not many tourists here. There are no beautiful buildings and sculptures. What impressed me most was a pool of water as I walked along the eastern approach. It was surrounded by woods, reflecting the blue sky and white clouds, and it was pure.
Longpan pool means "winding giant snake", such a small temple in the middle of the water, in the blue sky and white clouds set off the pavilion, beautiful like a pearl in the water. The local people still believe in the miracle medicine treatment of the snake temple. Although the pool has been abandoned for a long time, Cambodians go to visit the snake temple and want to pick up plants growing in the pool land and take them home for medicine bath. The big pool (known as the Holy Pool) is designed for bathing patients. Now the water has dried up.
Neak Pean, also known as Longpan Temple, Nirvana Palace, is on the east side of Saint Sword Temple. The area of the water is very large, and as you can see in the moat of the North Gate of Great Angkor in the early days, there are many trees in the water. Think about it, it's just the end of the rainy season. If the dry season comes, it must be another scene. Paws looked around and thought it was a good place to take pictures of sunset and sunrise. Unfortunately, it was late to open and close, and it was not allowed to enter at other times, so the idea was strangled.