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Phnom Chisor Temple, Phnom Penh

(3.9/5 based on 170 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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  • Exceptional site without tourists at 2 in Phnom Penh, view stunning 360 ° on the surrounding rice fields
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  • We went here as part of a day trip. There are quite a few steps to navigate at the temple site, so best avoid the mid-day heat. Apart from that it is a very good location. The historic temple looks un...  more »
  • Where to climb way up the temple and two had joined. So admission fee was charged. Because there are beautiful views to the ruins without interest, is not lost.
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