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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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  • One of the tallest monuments of Angkor. The pyramid shaped Ta Keo was build to represent Mount Meru but left unfinished. It was believe that it wa struck by lightning which was taken as a sign of bad ...  more »
  • Ta Keo was built between 1000-1100 century King Jayavarman V broke its tradition when he built the "TA KEO Temple and not placed in the center of their capital. I think the temple is "a little page about" but still an interesting temple!
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  • 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.
  • Nice place..hope they will restore it sooner...
  • This has to be the most beautiful place I have ever been!
  • More physically challenging than other temples but the view is worth. Be careful with climbing up, might be slippery at times.
  • Temple with three most stairs anong Cambodia small circuit. It's s good climb so be careful

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