|Located in Takeo province, south of
Phnom Penh. See the
Nearby Phnom Penh Map.
Standing next to an active pagoda, Prasat Neang Khmau
consists of two deteriorating brick prasats (towers) built in the
Angkorian-era in the 10th century A.D. under King Jayavarman IV. There
was probably at least one more and perhaps as many as three more ancient prasats where the modern pagoda
now sits. Prasat Neang Khmau was originally dedicated to the
Hindu god Shiva. The temple complex is named after Neang Khmau, ‘Black
Lady’, a modern-era statue located in front of the temples.
Bus: Located just 3 km from
Phnom Chisor. Buses depart for Takeo City every hour from the Phnom Penh Sorya
Transport bus station. Get off at at the 51km road marker. The
temples are on a small hill right next to the road.