Some 3 km away from the Bayong Koa temple is Ta Nhean (which means 'grandfather Nhean' in Khmer language) temples group were erected in the early 7th century by King Bhavarman I in homage to the Hindu god Shiva. Built of brick, lateritic and sandstone, the temple is stylistically different from many of Cambodia's better-known ancient structures between Prey Khmeng and Sambo Prey Kuk stylist. Further down the dirt road, there are villages of Preah Bat Chann Chum commune ready to welcome visitors and tourists with locally homegrown organic fruits for cheap price. At the farmer's market, one can purchase hiking shoes and hats to climbing the temples. Local tour guide are available to lead the climbing tour and explain the temple history.
Getting to Cambodia isn’t as difficult as it once used to be, with two major international airports serving the country. Cambodia is conveniently connected with Laos, Vietnam and Thailand via roads. Phnom Penh can be reached aboard one of the passenger ferries plying between Chau Doc (in Vietnam) and the Cambodian capital.
Ta Nhean Temple
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
The temple is open from 6AM to 9PM.