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. Use our Preah Vihear Province route builder to arrange your visit to Koh Ker Temple and other attractions in Preah Vihear Province.
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  • Particular pyramidal Temple unlike any other for the shape. Located in the middle of the forest offers a beautiful panorama. Recommend comfortable clothing and sportswear for the many steep stairs that lead to the top
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  • Koh Ker was a former capital of the Khmer Empire. It’s a round trip from Siem Reap of around 250Km. Expect around 2 h drive each way. It is worthwhile to combine this visit with another to Beng Mealea...  more »
  • The main pyramid Temple in Prasat Chrung Tom. Falcon is a stunning building is approximately 35 m and 7-Summit overlooks the area, very good. Note that when you go up the stairs to the top made for the tour behind, but pretty steep, so slippery, such as during the rainy season. Also, Prasat Chrung Tom is also in the area are scattered remains small, so try all it takes. I think efficiency is better than going alone and in combination with other archaeological monuments Ben Melia and around.
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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.
  • 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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