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Ta Keo, Siem Reap

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Known as “the mountain of golden peaks,” Ta Keo stands out as one of the largest temples in the Angkor city, and evokes admiration for its five-level pyramid construction with overlapping terraces. Climb the long, steep stairs to see the five huge towers offering vistas over the ancient complex and forest. Although lacking ornate carvings, the 11th-century sandstone Khleang-style temple compensates with its grand, robust design. Explore the rooms scattered around the terraces, and wind your way through the wide hallways. Highlights include the open gallery on the second terrace, as well as galleries found at the base, with unusual inward-facing windows. Use our Siem Reap vacation route planner to add Ta Keo and other attractions to your Siem Reap vacation plans.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Being one of the oldest temples and abandoned during construction there is not much to see if no scaffolding and renovation
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  • August 13, 2017
    The temple is worth it if you are fit and unafraid of heights. It feels great to climb to the top and see how small the people look at the bottom. There is also a route along the forest that you can f...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Impressive structure that looks great from outside, under reconstruction during visit so unable to go to top and very little to see due to it being a work in progress of sorts. Personally the reconstr...  more »
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  • February 24, 2017
    Although there are just few carvings on the temple walls, it is still interesting to visit this pyramid like temple mountain (symbolic representation of Mount Meru), and climb ultra-steep, narrow and high steps implying how hard it is to get to the heavens. Have in mind that you will have to use both your legs and your arms when climbing and getting down from the top. There are a lot of irresistibly cute kids selling nice souvenirs around the temple. They have some really inventive ways to try to sell you something, it can be really interesting to hear so spend some time talking to them and trying to avoid shopping to hear more of it. At the end, buy something – souvenirs are really cheap and it can mean a lot to the kids.
  • June 27, 2017
    Nice place..hope they will restore it sooner...
  • February 10, 2017
    This has to be the most beautiful place I have ever been!
  • March 16, 2017
    More physically challenging than other temples but the view is worth. Be careful with climbing up, might be slippery at times.
  • August 14, 2016
    Temple with three most stairs anong Cambodia small circuit. It's s good climb so be careful

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