Phnom Bakheng, Siem Reap
Categories: Ruins, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
The world-famous sunsets at Phnom Bakheng draw as many visitors as the historical temple itself. This temple mountain--a typical Angkor design representing Mt. Meru, birthplace of the Hindu gods--was the first of its kind in the city. It dates back to the 9th century, when it was built by King Yasovarman and dedicated to Shiva. The temple sits on a five-level base and has five towers, with 104 towers distributed evenly around the lower levels. Early morning remains the least-crowded time to visit the attraction; expect lots of visitors during the day, and especially during the spectacular sunsets. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Siem Reap holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Phnom Bakheng and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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Aan het einde van de dag kun je hier schijnbaar de zonsondergang zien. Je moet dan wel zorgen dat je op tijd bent want er mogen maar maximaal 300 mensen op de top zijn. Iets voor 18.00 zou de zon onde... read more »At the end of the day you can seemingly see the sunset. You must be sure you are on time because there may but up to 300 people on the top are. Something for 18.00 would be the Sun. We were there at 16.00 and there were already a lot of people ready for the sunset. A lot of Koreans and Chinese and that don't look so closely. You can also use an elephant to the top, this costs $ 20. We have the way back via the olifantenpad run and that's really abuse. Sharpen everywhere rocks and steep slopes. We heard all that there not so long ago a female elephant literally had worked himself to death. Let the elephants so nice walking down and up. You are right a good workout!show original
Храм находится между Ангкор Ват и Байоном, чтобы увидеть его нужно пройти около 800м в гору. Либо, за 20$ вас туда поднимут на слоне)) Храм высокий, с вершины открывается отличный вид, в том числе и н... read more »The temple is located between Angkor Wat and Bajonom to see his need to walk about 800 m uphill. Or, for $ 20 you raise on an elephant)) high Temple, from the top of the view, including Angkor Wat. Many of the sculptures connected cables, not to fall apart. Some of the towers were restored. If you go to the elephant trail displays a good view of the Angkor Wat.show original
Jui Hong Teoh
If you still have energy left in you after a long day of exploring temples after temples, then climb on top of a hill to the west of Angkor Wat to the highest temple in the region, Phnom Bakheng. Built more than 200 years before Angkor Wat, Phnom Bakheng can be a challenge to get to. You first have to walk up a winding path up the hill. Alternatively, you can always hire an elephant ride to get you up there. It'll set you back USD20 though. At the top, you have to climb further stairs to enjoy a great vista of the Angkor region, if weather permits.
If you travel to Siem Reap you should necessarily visit the temples at here, this temple bears a long history, you have to mount the stone steps was relatively high, on top you will comprehend the sheer mountainous landscape pretty. The entire ruins collected insight, the path, planting fresh flowers
It is very crowded, extremely hot and you have to get there hours in advance in order to get to the top. Although the view is interesting, I definitely wouldn't wait for hours to see a sunset which not that extra ordinary.
A best place for visit sun set in the evening. You are not only enjoy the sun set view over Siem Reap city and Angkor Wat, you can also visit the temple there too.
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