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Bakong, Siem Reap

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web
The first of the mountain temples of Angkor, Bakong sits as an archetype of Khmer religious architecture, dedicated to the Hindu deity Shiva. Built in 881 CE, the ancient sandstone remnant was once a grand house of worship in the Rolous group of temples. Encounter its historical significance with a walk around its expansive grounds, crossing two defence moats to the five-step pyramid, said to represent the sacred Mount Meru. Look to the north-east tower of the central sanctuary for some of the best-preserved Khmer architecture. You'll have to pay for admission at the archaeological park’s entrance. Using our international travel planner, Siem Reap attractions like Bakong can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • 3 monkeys villa guests we do discover a special place with the temples of bakong. Departure in jeep, cross Siem Reap with a stop at the market of Sta Leu and branch road 6 to discover a splendid place without too many tourists. Two wonderful temples to visit, a pagoda, a multitude of small craftsmen. It is a peaceful place, even with the rain! Lunch at Lala who want a small restaurant and after a little NAP in hammocks rope. A fun day with a return to the hotel through the verdant countryside Cambodian, a real pleasure!
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  • 巴孔寺是罗洛斯遗址群中的一个,非常宏伟壮观,外面有5层坛城,每一层的四个角都有大象装饰,最高处的中心塔高高耸立,如果说吴哥寺的建筑像一群大臣拱卫一个国王,那么巴孔寺的建筑就是一国之君傲然独立。 
  • Although very small, this temple is very picturesque and is reminiscent of the Angkor Wat but with much less mess! I like and recommend
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  • Oldest one of the temples in siem reap. Nice sunset and sunrise
  • A good view from the top. Each of the stairs is a single piece of stone which is impressive and unusual.
  • Tuyệt vời, !
  • those temples are too far from the main area and if you skip it never mind!
  • As of April 2014, under renovation. Nice statues but I would say Bantay Shrei is superior.
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