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Phnom Chisor Temple, Phnom Penh

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Religious Site
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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TripAdvisor
  • This temple takes a bit to get to but it's worth it. Tuk Tuk from Phnom Penh is 30 each way but that included Phnom Chisor, Phnom Tamao Zoological Park and Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC), and Ta Prohm...  more »
  • The place looks good in pictures but it is covered in litter. Cambodians get in free but they rip off foreign visitors on an entrance fee and cant even be bothered to pick up the litter. The last coup...  more »
  • This is worth the drive out of the city for a day trip. Take your camera, lots of great shots here. It is not a busy site so you can take your time and enjoy it.  more »
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  • There is a reasonable hike up to the top. Once there, do visit the temple ruins. While they are not angkorwat, they do give glimpse of it.
  • Good place to get fresh air and enjoy ancient temple
  • Very nice Adventure place to visit
  • If you craving for Angkor Wat, this is the mini version. It's not worth paying $37 to visit Angkor Wat.
  • I went there every khmer New year