West Mebon Barray Lake is 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. We drive lead to West Mebon Lake then we embark on the cruise boat ride up to island with the West Mebon temple. We can visit temple on the island and watch sunset from island over-there or watch sunset from the boat on the reservoir.
***This sunset spot if you are don’t like the crowds.
If there is any way of squeezing it into your itinerary, it is well worth it!