Koh Ker Temple, Preah Vihear Province

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Abandoned and undiscovered for over a thousand years, Koh Ker Temple remains part of one of Cambodia's most remote temple complexes. Inscriptions dating back to 932 CE have been found here, scattered across 42 major structures within the complex. The most notable landmark is Prasat Krahom, known for its red bricks. Don't wander off without a guide, as land mines continue to present a danger in the surrounding forests. To visit Koh Ker Temple on your trip to Preah Vihear Province, use our Preah Vihear Province vacation planner.
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  • August 12, 2017
    The Koh Ker Temple is rising out to the jungle like a stepped Pyramid, this breathtaking 10th century tell is less well known than its sister Preah Vihear and has only recently become more accessible ...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Built by the King Jajavarman, it is one of the best highlights in Cambodia. It is a 7-tier Pyramid temple which counts the most tiers temples (35 meter). The top of the temple is really great view aro...  more »
  • June 27, 2017
    Very different and beautiful temple that has wooden staircase to get to the top. Costs $10 entry, easy to get the ticket at the ticket place before the Beng Mealea temple. It is about 1.5 hours furthe...  more »
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  • February 5, 2017
    Very cool temple reminiscent of the Mayan pyramids in Mexico. Stairs to the top of the temple with gorgeous views of the Cambodian countryside.
  • October 16, 2016
    The view on the top of the temple is dominated and peaceful, rare people there so you can get a really peaceful moment to enjoy the cloud, the view and the feeling. You can't even imagine the surrounding is so flat without building and artificial things around, it feels like in the top of a Maya temple in the middle of no where.
  • January 21, 2017
    Amazing! Though not part of Angkor wot, but the top view is surely to check. The location is far from siem reap, better to be combined with preah vihear temple as one day itinerary
  • November 6, 2016
    Pyramid shape temple which is unique architecture among all other temples. Interesting.
  • January 9, 2017
    The landmark tourist site in Preah Vihear Temple

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Where to stay in Preah Vihear Province

Accommodations, by and large, remain pretty basic across Preah Vihear Province, with the remote and sprawling province not yet decked out with the infrastructure that will let tourism develop. Close to the main temples and ruins, you'll find small villages with a collection of guesthouses set in wooden shacks, with limited facilities, but run by welcoming locals. Many visitors opt to stay in Siem Reap, with the large city located about three hours away to the west of the main temples.
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