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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  • It was a great experience, I really enjoyed my tour. Yes at first it was tiring climbing up the mountain but when you reach the top you will be amazed on how pretty Cambodia from the top of Preah Vihe...  more »
  • A nice temple in prah Vihear provice. it's a bout 200 kilo mater from Siem Reap, near the boarder of thailand.  more »
  • Fantastic location high above the Central Cambodian basin. The temple complex is of considerable dimension and extends over a whole mountain ridge, several pavilions are upstream to the main temple. Still very nice to part of the decor on the gable boxes, always also beautiful views. Time and enjoy!
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  • Some people may hesitate to visit here because of the far distance; however, you will totally feel regret for not witnessing the magnificent history and building. If you are going to visit Siem Reap and with sufficient time, please reserve one day for it! When you arrive at the tourist center, you need to take another car to go higher which takes about 20 minutes. Then you can see the ruins. Due to the far distance, there are less tourists here so you can enjoy the real serenity to be with the fine view. The area is quite big and needs to take at least 1 hour to visit it. Anyway, highly recommend everyone to go there and you will definitely enjoy it!
  • Another amazing temple located on Thai Cambodia border. Entrance fee is $ 10 and have to use either motorbike ($5) or double cab ($25) from the ticket office to temple and its take around 10 mins to reach. Very limited tourits on the site and highly recommend for people who love Cambodian ancient temples. It is better to leave early morning from Seam Reap to reach the temple and it will help to avoid crowd and exhausting heat at day time.
  • Beautiful temple near the border with Thailand, different in style from angkor temple...very few people, but protected by UNESCO, to go there you need 5 usd for the motobike to go on the top of the mountain...funny. Far from siem reap.
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  • Risk everything to visit one of the most amazing temple in Cambodia.
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