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Preah Khan, Siem Reap

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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. To visit Preah Khan on your trip to Siem Reap, use our Siem Reap trip builder tool.
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  • The temple of "Preah Khan", or the "Temple of the Sacred Sword", was built by legendary King Jayavarman VII, in the 12th century, and was dedicated to his father, King Dharanindravarman. It is... 
    The temple of "Preah Khan", or the "Temple of the Sacred Sword", was built by legendary King Jayavarman VII, in the 12th century, and was dedicated to his father, King Dharanindravarman. It is...  more »
  • We hired a guide months before actually arriving in Siem Reap and WOW did it pay off. Plus it was a great price for just the 2 of us to be gone 10+ hours. We were doing 2 circuits in one day. We... 
    We hired a guide months before actually arriving in Siem Reap and WOW did it pay off. Plus it was a great price for just the 2 of us to be gone 10+ hours. We were doing 2 circuits in one day. We...  more »
  • I've lost track of how many we've seen in the past three days. I finally understand why people touring in Europe will ask...another cathedral??? It was still interesting and a bit different from the.....  more
    I've lost track of how many we've seen in the past three days. I finally understand why people touring in Europe will ask...another cathedral??? It was still interesting and a bit different from the.....  more »
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  • The biggest temple in the big circle group of Angkor complex. The massive temple offers a lot of things to check out, where it has many unique sculptures, carvings n even little temple ensemble to the Roman or Greek castle. Definitely, a must visit temple to check out despite its big complex as it can be tiring to walk through.
  • What a fascinating place. The scale, the amount of sculptures, the statues on the bridge, are all amazing. The rubbles within the temple gives extra mystery feels. Restorations are minimal. Definitely top 3 of Angkor for me. Oh did I mention the tree that grows on the wall?
  • Beautiful temple with large crowds. It is nice to walk around for about an hour. The people working there will ask to take your photo (on your own device) and expect tips so have singles on you if you are going to ask them for photo advice. They will show you the best places to get shots.
  • Compared to the earlier temples we visited, this is by far the one with least crowd. It was a pleasant visit as we had time to meander around the temple and the grounds and soak in the calmness and serenity of the natural surrounding - the sound of birds, the feel or the breeze and faraway murmur of people talking. We actually spent quite some time here checking out the interior and also the exterior of this temple.
  • I love Rome ruins. I will call this place as Rome in Asia! You see thousands years old treasures right in front of your eyes. After major 3 temples, this should be next best one! So much love and worship to Buddha, a waken one put into this temple. Comparing to other major temples, you can experience raw and working in progress ruins of thousands years old. Absolutely beautiful historical architecture you’d better experience if you have time. It might be little difficult for older or kids since there is no road. You are just waking inside ruins.

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