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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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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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  • After an amazing Preah Vihear Temple visit, our driver Dona Sim headed towards yet another magnificent temple of Koh Ker. It took us about one and a half hours drive from Preah Vihear to reach the out...  more »
  • Another fabulous site we visited while touring Angkor, this stood out as one of the more unusual attractions. A deviation from the 'temple mountain' architectural style that marks most of the monument...  more »
  • This temple group is amazing and relatively isolated. We visited with our guide Narin Chum of Narin VIP tours. The temples were covered with fig trees and were far more interesting than the "Tomb Raid...  more »
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  • Very cool temple reminiscent of the Mayan pyramids in Mexico. Stairs to the top of the temple with gorgeous views of the Cambodian countryside.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Pyramid shape temple which is unique architecture among all other temples. Interesting.
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