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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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  • An over 1000-year-old building site, must-see even ascent to the uppermost terrace very steep, not for bad walkers and people who are not afraid of heights. The towers on the upper terrace are buildings of the old Khmer from Greywacke and probably the highest static quality.
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  • About construction of this temple was never finished, supposedly, because lightning is pure and the action was interpreted as a bad omen. It's like modern art, photogenic and worth seeing. It is worth climbing.
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  • Found this to be hard work on the day we visited as it was so hot however, it was worth the effort. We liked this temple as it was not as busy as others so could walk around and enjoy its areas withou...  more »
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  • Temple with three most stairs anong Cambodia small circuit. It's s good climb so be careful
  • Takeo Temple, but don't be confused as its name may refer to, this temple is located in Siem Reap Angkor compound, and not in Takeo province.
  • I was told this is the most beloved place for Japanese tourists because the name is like a Japanese male name.
  • Worth a stop during your tour through the area!
  • Nice temple and view from the highest place