The West Baray is a large artificial lake in the Angkor province of Cambodia and it's a great starting point for a day trip visiting all the surrounding temples and monuments.
Quite interesting is also the artificial island in the center of the lake where a Hindu temple called West Mebon is situated. The 11th century ruins cWestan be reached even by foot in the dry season.
Near the south-west corner of the lake stands Prasat Kravan probably the most beautiful brick monument from the Angkor era. The temple is dedicated to Vishnu, a main Vedic God and features some unique sculptures representing the god and his consort Lakshmi under different incarnations.
Pre Rup is another popular destination in the vicinity of West Baray. This is a royal temple constructed as a pyramid around the year 961, with 5 towers honoring the Hindu gods.