Baphuon Temple, Siem Reap

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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. Arrange your visit to Baphuon Temple and discover more family-friendly attractions in Siem Reap using our Siem Reap trip planning site .
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  • Bapuan, also known as the Pafang Temple or the Padres Palace (Baphuon), has been severely collapsed and has now been roughly restored by the Franco-American team. It's just that historical has a bronze tower here, and this is no longer a see. In addition to the temple of the whole temple, there is no stone carving or relief art to see the outside of the high Batel. But don't be disappointed, because you continue to walk in the back, that is, in the second layer of the west side of the base, looking up (do not stand too proximity), you can see a long about 70 meters, about 9 meters of the bedroom Buddha, completely with a stone piece of a piece of itinerary up, the vast project, into this scene another bright point. Temple Temple can also see a few of the root of the wrong festival of ancient wood, seems to be silently adversely explanation, this has a long history of traces.
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  • Lots of stairs, however easy to walk around, built in the mid 900’s. Quite impressive with its red brick, and laterite, in the brightness of the sun it literally glows. Very little crowds, worth a vis...  more »
  • We feel so different and good to see the tree and natural that it was a place that around by swimming pool of royal families as I know from my friends. Nice and big space for visiting here.  more »
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  • Very interesting to read about the different reconstruction efforts and methods used. I also loved how quiet it was at the top. By far the lowest numbers or tourists here. This meant I could relax and enjoy being present without feeling rushed around.
  • This was one of my favorite temples out of all the temples in Cambodia. My pictures are from the top looking out and not of this Temple looking at it from the outside. It's a great Temple with lots of levels to explore.
  • Huge comex with many different types of architectural temples. Faces temple, old palace, square temples, there's everything there. Use a good pair of sneakers, I did 16km walking.
  • Really awesome temples that are a must see. They are beautifully made and really something unique that not everyone gets a chance to experience. I would highly recommend seeing all of these temples you won't regret it.
  • Fantastic place! Get a tour guide, they know all the spots for pictures. It goes quicker and you bypass other tourists.
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