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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. 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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  • This is one of the big temples in Angkor area. This has north south east and west entrance dedicated to each god. We wished we could have hired a guide to unwind the history of this place. But I did m...  more »
  • This temple is visited not so touristy. He offers more beautiful buildings as Ta Prohm but from my point of view. There's buildings that were overgrown by trees again. Because fewer tourists visit this building, you can also better and shoot photos alone. Therefore my insider tip.
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  • Along with Angkor Wat, this was my favourite temple. I had read on trip advisor to go first thing and it was great advice! We arrived about 7:45am and there was very few people around which meant you ...  more »
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  • Along with Angkor Wat and Neak Pean, Preah Khan is really worth visiting. A very 'Indiana Jones' visit, with tumbling ruins, vines, hidden idols and even a very very old character local. Caveat: If you are into the temples, go for the others in the area but those mentioned above are better. If you can, go late morning or early afternoon, as this seems to be when the tourist busses are moving their hordes to meals and shops. Like me, feel free to tell the Chinese language guides to keep their voice down - really not necessary to be heard 50 metres away. Be warned: in 2017, the government is doubling and maybe tripling the entry ticket prices. Would be nice to see the tens of millions of USD raised going to more restoration and conservation.
  • After Angkor Wat and Baton this temple is the best around in my opinion. Several tunnels, hidden passages and a giant tree growing in the back on the wall. The Indiana Jones feeling is strong with this one as it is not widely restored. You can go way behind the temple to have a view on the "lake" around Neak Pean.
  • 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.
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  • I like The two story architecture. I think it it is unique among other Angkorean temples.