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Preah Vihear Temple, Preah Vihear Province

Categories: Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web
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. Plan to visit Preah Vihear Temple and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Preah Vihear Province attractions using our Preah Vihear Province vacation planner.
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  • Located 3 h from Siem Reap to get to is expensive. Ticker for $ 10 and rise 25 4 x 4. Not this turistizado still and although it could be better care their enclave makes it magical. Maybe expensive but your enjoyment makes up for something.
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  • We decided to climb to the top of the temple via the Eastern Staircase. We had our own car so followed our nose. Once you get near the hill with the temple you'll see a signpost to the right to the st...  read more »
  • It is really far. Took 3 hours, 6 hours and were good to go. And go by Jeep from near the Summit, costs $ 25. But the wind is nice. I took a serious man Guide.
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  • Very beautiful complex of temples on the very top of the mountain. Unesco heritage of Cambodia! The road to the tip of mountain by authorized 4×4 cars only. Some stiff portions of the road with the valley view! What a unique experience to visit here!
  • Preah Vihear is a beautiful Temple Complex. It does not seem like much restoration work has been done, which is nice because you are visiting the temple closer to its innate province. What gets to the Temple Complex unique to other temples I visited in Cambodia is its location, near the boundary of a drop.
  • Beautiful ancient Hindu temple, easily accessible & amazing views at the top of the mountain. Just like Lolei temple, some parts are under construction.
  • I could tell people about something very good about this temple that it is the biggest Shiva temple in the world which built by the ancestors of the Khmer. Moreover, this temple was a construction of many different s art styles. The location also is on top of the mountain about more then 600 meters high that matches to the meaning the mountain temple or mountain culture of the Hindu...!
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