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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  • 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.
  • The title this temple holds is everything you can expect. What else to say except super amazingly magnificento of the past generation to leave for many generations to witness n enjoy. Never fails to impress on multiple returns to this temple.
  • 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!
  • Preah Vihar a 10th century Shiva temple on the Cambodia-Thailand border. Both of Buddhist nations claimed this Shiva temple of their own, but UNO favoured to Cambodia and it is now a world heritage site Nomenclature: **************** Prasat Preah Vihear is the compound of words Prasat, Preah and Vihear, which mean the "religious offering of sacred shrine". In Sanskrit, Prasat (प्रासाद) (ប្រាសាទ) means "religious offering" which could even be taken as synonym of "temple" in this context, Preah (ព្រះ) mean "sacred" or "beloved", and "Vihear" (វិហារ) from the Sanskrit word Vihara (विहार) means "abode" or "shrine" (the central structure of the temple). In Khmer, "phnom" (ភ្នំ) means mountain, and Cambodians occasionally refer to it as "Phnom Preah Vihear" (ភ្នំព្រះវិហារ). These versions of the name carry significant political and national connotations (see below: New dispute over ownership).
  • 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.
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