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Neak Pean, ("The entwined serpents") at Siem Reap, Cambodia, is a Buddhist temple on an artificial circular island in Preah Khan Baray built during the reign of King Jayavarman VII (1181-1215). The name is derived from the sculptures of snakes (Naga) running around the base of the temple structure. A UNESCO World Heritage site, some historians believe that Neak Pean represents Anavatapta, a mythical lake in the Himalayas whose waters are thought to cure all illnesses.