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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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  • Compared with other temples, the characteristics of tea gum temple is the atmosphere, a look is full of ambition, but did not finish the building to throw there. The tea Gum temple is the Chinese aid repair, inside regarding the repair situation the introduction is the Chinese, in the small circle must go through the road, certainly wants to stroll.
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  • Ta Keo Temple (Ta Keo) is a temple-mountain on a square base. For unknown reasons, the temple was not completed. Its walls are not decorated with carvings. And this simplicity creates a feeling of power and strength. Climb the steep and not very convenient ladder reinforces the sense of overcoming, aspiration upward.
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  • This temple is included in the small circle tour of Angkor. You can climb the temple. Great views from up there. The stairs are steep, though, so be careful. It’s also very hot if you visit around noo...  more »
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  • One of my favorite temples in Angkor. The height and is really amazing and the steepness of the stairs and how people crawl up and down really ridiculous. It has really a wonderful feeling to see these 3 stupa towers on top within this height as well as to look down into the forest.
  • Very steep steps! Easier wooden steps if you go to the right when you come in the main entrance and follow it around. The buildings at the top reminded me of something from a HP Lovecraft story.
  • Worth a visit and may need 1-2 hours. You can get some drink and refreshment here as there are some small stores alone the road.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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