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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 holiday builder website to visit Ta Keo on your trip to Siem Reap, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It is a revitalising sense because fewer tourists sites located between the Angkor Thom, Ta Prom archaeological ruins. Because less was it worth going over between the is. When get off the stairs are steep, so watch out.
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  • This temple was left unfinished and it's much less crowded than the other places. Steep stairs take us to the top where the view is great overlooking the surrounding forests. There's some restoration ...  more »
  • What first jumps very steep stairs. The stop because it did not have the courage to climb, views of surrounding todomemashita.
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  • This is my pesonal favourite in Angkor. Less busy than other sites. Meru style terraced pyramid towers over jungle. Not alot of Bas Reliefs, but lack of these give it a decidedly minimalist feel, like a monolith. Find an outward facing shaded alcove and lose yourself in meditation and tranquility, or just chill from the hustle and bustle of busier sites.
  • This is one of the oldest temples at Angkor and is believed to be the first built entirely of sandstone. It’s a five-tiered pyramid with steep staircases on each side. There are no decorations, which makes it seem slightly large than it is. It would once have had a large moat around it but that no longer exists.
  • Personal favorite! Almost no people other than us around sunset.... the tranquil escape from tourists alone is with it, not to mention the grandiose architect and great view
  • Climbing up and going down is a struggle here. Also, be careful of the people who offer their services or even try to help you. They will ask for a payment later (we were made to pay $8 each for his services).
  • Nice sunset view (for the trees mainly) and an interesting temple itself

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