Ta Keo, Siem Reap
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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ta keo is big one but not so interesting but no caving .the temple higher stare not so many people visiting .
From Angkor Wat, drove about 30 minutes before arriving at Ta Keo Temple. There is a ticket check point before entering the temple. Ta Keo was the very first sandstone temple built in the 10th century... read more »
One of the larger temples with a very steep climb to the top
Ta Keo is a temple for the active tourist: the harrowing climb up to the top affords a fantastic panoramic view of surrounding jungle. On a clear day, you can even see the mountain from which all these temple stones were quarried.
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.
Big big temple on Angkor Site, very high. Don't hesitate to go at the top, you will have a view on the jungle.
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