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Preah Khan, Siem Reap

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web
Part of the Angkor complex, Preah Khan consists of a Buddhist sanctuary surrounded by rectangular galleries. The 12th-century ruins enclosing an area of 56 hectares (140 acres) remain mostly unrestored and covered by vegetation. As you roam the carved corridors and walk through a myriad of doors, try to find hidden statues representing various scenes from Buddhist tradition. Put Preah Khan into our Siem Reap tour planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Drove through Angkor Thom North Gate to Preah Khan Temple.12th century temple built dedicated to the King's father. Day Pass checkpoint at the entrance. Walked about 150 metres of tall shady trees bef...  read more »
  • Spectacular site regarding the nature (trees, stones...). Very nice place to visit. Highly recommended.
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  • a temple, or reign the secrets of the Indian d´antant. surprising preservations of their work of sculptors very agile and exceptional degsterite
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  • Be sure to explore all of the passageways of this temple - amazing! BEWARE of the off-duty police however! They act as friendly but unsolicited tour guides & then ask for a donation in return after a while, knowing you'll be intimidated. Just politely say you want to explore at your own pace. We saw at least 3 parties begrudgingly pull out their wallets after being unknowingly escorted around. We smiled, said thanks and then chose a different corridor to explore. They soon got the hint and left us alone.
  • Must do when in the Angkor region! Great jungle with some cool trees throughout. Make sure to explore all the books and crannies - we were by ourselves most of the time and found some really great spots!
  • Like being lost in the past. Best smaller temple in complex. Less tourists. Amazing feeling.
  • Great temple. My son's fave...probably because of the 'descending order' doors that decrease in size. Interesting effect. Has a maze like feel.
  • Huge temple like a maze. It has those well aligned doors (but different in height) that stretch out from north to sout and east to west. Lovely interior
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