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Baphuon Temple, Siem Reap

Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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Explore the fragile remains of Baphuon Temple, a three-tiered "temple mountain" of the once great Khmer Empire. The 11th-century structure represented Mt. Meru, home of the Hindu gods; for centuries it remained in disrepair until French-led archaeologists initiated a painstaking restoration, completed in 2011. Today, you can roam around five levels of the temple, which once housed libraries, sandstone galleries, many Buddha images, and a central sanctuary. Once you reach the summit via steep timber steps, you can enjoy the picturesque panoramic view of the entire complex and skyscraping trees. Bring hats, water, and good shoes, especially during hot and humid days, to endure all the climbing. Add Baphuon Temple to your Siem Reap travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Siem Reap vacation generator.
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  • This temple struck me particularly, will that was marginally less hot than usual, I was able to enjoy a walk along with my husband. Beautiful scenery and magnificent the forest around.
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  • Guided on a tour one day. Passed through the narrow Causeway (bridge) baphuon Temple is located. Around in the lush forest. Relatively few tourists and laid-back atmosphere is very good.
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  • Even if you are pressed for time, you can still squeeze this temple in your itinerary since it's along the way to other big temples. Marvel at the foot bridge before reaching the temple. I find the ru...  read more »
  • It is the archetype of the Baphuon style. The temple adjoins the southern enclosure of the imperial palace and measures 120 meters east-west by 100 meters north-south at its base and stands 34 meters tall without its tower, which would have made it roughly 50 meters tall. Its appearance apparently impressed Temür Khan's late 13th century envoy Chou Ta-Kuan during his visit from 1296 to 1297
  • amazing place. and also very hottt.
  • I'm miss to visit this temple because of my wife suit not allow to clamp up.
  • Frankly visit to the place is better than Angkor Wat itself, as there was nearly no tourist (quite!) and you can explore the temple all by yourself.
  • Worth the climb up. Amazing view. So serene
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