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Phnom Chisor Temple, Phnom Penh

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.8/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
Let Phnom Chisor Temple carry you into the past. The 11th century temple stands partially in ruins, made of laterite and carved sandstone bricks, but it was once a great shrine built by king Suryavarman I dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu. Visit the modern pagoda surrounding the main temple sitting on the east side of the hill and see the art monks and pilgrims worship. Mythological scenes cover the walls, but the gold statue of Muchalinda--who has seven heads sheltering Buddha--stands as the main attraction. Learn about the history of Buddhism while you absorb the peaceful atmosphere around the temple. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Phnom Penh holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Phnom Chisor Temple and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Phnom Chisor temple was built in the early 11th century by King Suryavarman some 133 metres up a hill or 412 steps. The view of the surrounding country side only adds to value of this trip. The ruins ...  read more »
  • At $ 30 in a tuk-tuk went multiplied two and half hours. Road dust is terrible, so sunglasses and her mouth covering is required. Road near the ruins were tired on the rough roads. Until the remains stairs from the entrance, is breathtaking so felt very good. Is a very small site. I think it was good to go.
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  • Archaeological site located on the mountain of Phnom Penh suburbs. Views from the Summit and was enroute, rental bikes take a 100 km round trip, so the remains of rustic feel (not good state of preservation, but rather a quaint) is exceptional. You might want to sightseeing in Siem Reap will not come here. Climb on the by the way you can buy water at the bottom of the mountain, so bought a heat stroke prevention. Places to eat in the neighborhood;
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