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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  • Worth going from Siem Reap in the tour is a 3 hour drive one way. 360 ° views from the mountain jungle, please check once doesn't hurt. Line star if you plan stop the cache and benmeria, the ruins of Angkor Wat not efficiently you can see
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  • I went on tours of Beltre. Japanese is a mixed bus for about 10 people. Siem Reap is three hours and takes about 4 hours. Pavement conditions are not good, the body I, go over the day worth is. Near the border with Thailand is slightly tense situation (war zone), but it seems calm now. Due to the steep slope of the Mountain Temple in the information center at the foot of transfer to 4WD cars. 拝meru Omotesando is climbing about 1000 M long and five Tower and views of the land of Cambodia. Open field of vision is around 250 degrees, not fit to the photo has been very one. The sky and Earth are the only large impressed after a long time.
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  • View in the photos were so beautiful, so we go to the Preah Vihear temple and decided, with local guides from Japan, I went to book. From slim up 3 hours by car takes little and was still kinda distant. Waiting area beneath the stands of the Preah Vihear temple mountain ticket ($ 10) takes me up to the top floor and pick up truck ($ 25) and bikes ($ 10), because it was one I ride on the bike, went to the top of the mountain. It was less than 30 minutes? Remains visible from the Office had brought on a bike, there was a gift shop and cafeteria. People here seem around Guard soldiers and their families. From this location a few minutes walk up the Hill (I do on, bad) and gradually into approach of the ruins, and more go will jump to the main temple. Remains here still in repair crumbling ruins sculpture is fine, there is a very beautiful. Out of site behind the scenes? Jungle around to the side and look good in the photo opens before one's eyes. Luckily the weather was nice, view from the ruins was the best. Took lunch in the dining room which came up on a bike. Fried rice and soup are well seasoned and delicious. However, the staff was no place to cook with fresh water, so little aware people with a weak stomach, eating. Higher degree of satisfaction who ruins a beautiful landscape is kinda slow from slim up to visit Cambodia for the first time, a lot near the ruins around may.
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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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