Preah Vihear Temple, Preah Vihear Province

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Perched on the edge of a massive cliff nearly 525 m (1,722 ft) above sea level, Preah Vihear Temple represents a significant place of pilgrimage dating back to the period of the Khmer Empire. The hermitage was founded in the 9th century, but the oldest preserved parts of the temple--listed as a World Heritage Site--date back to the 10th and 11th centuries. The four levels and four courtyards connected by pavements, esplanades, and staircases, feature entrance pavilions, towers, large stone statues, and skillfully carved stone ornamentation. Seven-headed snakes gloom from the heads of staircases and stone lions guard the doorways. Walk down a 2,242-step wooden staircase, which pilgrims used for centuries to climb up from Cambodia's northern plains. Before you head to Preah Vihear Province, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Preah Vihear Province trip planner , to make sure you see all that Preah Vihear Province has to offer, including Preah Vihear Temple.
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  • From Siem in the car 3 hours too, along the way 4 WD transfer to the top! Walk less than 30 minutes. Preah Vihear temple is 625 m above sea level in the dangrek mountains. At the top of the cliff. Is a little bit far, went to arrange in a local '. Two benmeria ruins of Preah Vihear temple, $ 198 in + entry fee $ 30. Lunch box "= good, rice and side dishes. "With this price was cheap. Is applied at the local chromatsuwars staff and location. With the ' Japan English speaking local guides. The Temple of heaven is on the border with Thailand. So burners and Thailand in the past, as a world heritage site by the second apply in Cambodia, it is accepted. Recommended for personal travel.
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  • Just falling rain in the evening, feeling ruined out nice. Around the comparatively larger the viewing angle is different, so nice. It is very good.
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  • Suburban ruins 3 went on tour. And would you like to arrange Guide from the weather and spent 3 hours in the car as part 1 visits. In the foothills to pick up and transfer to a mountaintop near the parking lot. Is small, like a village kiosk and features. Climb the rocky terrain about five minutes flat from arrival. From the Thailand side looks to the main hall. Repair it still lags behind. Behind the main hall is superb.
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  • It's a nice old temple, 9-10 century which is on the top of the mountains. The way to get there is step and you need to buy a tourist ticket (10$) and hire a transport (5$ scoot or 25$ car shared). The view from the top promise to be amazing but it was cloudy. Sad thing for me is that there is a village of there, living there and temple is just a park, which will deterior the temple and with "young" writing on stone, it's just deterioration.. still worth it I think
  • One of World Heritage Temple in Cambodia. Located on the uphill and you can take a pick up to get there. View is stunning and nice to learn more about history. You can enjoy the view from every pace. Don't forget to bring your sunblock along.
  • Stand along the border Cambodia - Thailand, Preah Vihear temple is one of the surprising temple of Cambodia. When we at the temple on the mountain we feel like we on the sky or the heaven. Spent your to visit the temple if you are in Cambodia.
  • Which a great heritage of people, the top of mountain provide very different from city. We found a fist time in our family life for smoke of cloud at there, amazing nature. The temple is wonderful building that stand on top of mountain, it is unbelievable how people can create this holy place. Wishes to retune again and again.
  • I really enjoy on the mountain with my best friend and we can see was clouds in the evening & morning. It's really cool at night. Most beautiful view on the mountain it's like heaven and beautiful sunrise and sunset. Hot coffee in the morning on the mountain with oldest temple in Cambodia. I really want to go there again.
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