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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  • Magnificent Angkorian temple built under Jayavarman VII, his name can be translated by sacred sword. It is huge and absolutely grandiose in his combination between nature and Hindu Khmer architecture.
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  • Basically is the first spot of the outer ring, you can rest assured in the inside more for a while, because the outer ring of the other temples are not good. Covers an area of large, there can be seen a lot of suggestions to explain or do their own homework. If it is to do tuk tuk to discuss with the driver to another door to pick you up (such as the North gate into the East gate out), so less walk long way.
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  • One of the last temples visited during the Big Tour and ... who were expecting this! You see how nature recovers possession of their territories if left free to act. Wonderful views starring trees grown to embrace the work of man and man's work that excites with a multitude of reliefs, carvings, beautiful structures. Would need (on the other hand how almost all the temples) of a massive renovation; impassable in many places.
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  • This was the last temple we visited and it was a superb one to end on. It had lots of interesting elements - great entrances, beautiful walls, fascinating corridors and maze-like interior and plenty of good photo ops. Would recommend not missing this one even though it's ever so slightly out of the way.
  • I was wondering... if I will be able to find a huge tree growing on the top of a temple... and sit... enjoy... quietly... Here you can find it!!! A real chance to feel the atmosphere... Peaceful, and wonderful!!!
  • The temple is still largely unrestored and well worth the visit We went here early in the morning and it was very quiet and could hear all the monkeys and wild animals in the surrounding Jungle. The temple itself is big and has many areas to explore and w spent over an hour there. We had a policeman take a photo for us which was great but had to tip him. Next to the candle flame you can find an echo room which was fun when you tapped your chest. Well worth the visit
  • A calmer and less restored temple that you'll really enjoy. The highlight will clearly be the giant tree growing into the windows you can take pictures in. But, there's lots more to see and love like the intricate carvings, the structure where the king's sword was stored, the Shiva lingas etc.
  • Amazing temple ruins with trees growing out of them. Spend a good 2 hours strolling here or 45 minutes run. 😬
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