Phnom Chisor Temple, Takeo

Let Phnom Chisor Temple carry you into the past. The 11th century temple stands partially in ruins, made of laterite and carved sandstone bricks, but it was once a great shrine built by king Suryavarman I dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu. Visit the modern pagoda surrounding the main temple sitting on the east side of the hill and see the art monks and pilgrims worship. Mythological scenes cover the walls, but the gold statue of Muchalinda--who has seven heads sheltering Buddha--stands as the main attraction. Learn about the history of Buddhism while you absorb the peaceful atmosphere around the temple. For Phnom Chisor Temple and beyond, use our Takeo trip planner to get the most from your Takeo vacation.
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  • Round-trip taxi from Phnom Penh $50, about 60 miles away, the last 4 km the road is very bad, the entrance to the temple $1, climb the stairs of arbitrary size 233, but opening the view from there is worth the effort. People a little bit, that after so hackneyed Angkorovskih temples are very happy. The only temple built of brick, in 1000 a year mohnatom, King Suryavarman the first dedicated he his the Sun God Surii, its Patron Saint, but as adept brahmaizma could not dedicate it as the same and Shiva with Vishnu. On the road from Phnom Penh, you can visit the Tonlebati Temple, 1100 a year, built in honor of the friendship between Hindus and Buddhists, and stayed in the singular, for what is called a unique. In my opinion there is nothing to watch, but once you've decided to travel to Chizor, probably worth a stop for an hour. From Phnom Penh somewhere kilometers 30, you can drive through the fields of death, will be on the way. Watched there rampaging tourists on Tuk-tuks, but better for about the same money storgovat taxi trip in tuk-tuk ride along the road is dusty and not very safe.
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  • Advised by the backpacker among others appearing in the activities in the vicinity of Phnom Penh, we are left by tuk - tuk to this temple. Distance and travel time does not discourage us so much praise are going well this little tourist site. After 2 hours and 20 minutes of road here we finally and what a disappointment! Actually touristy, great views, a temple that has a great story to tell but then to waste! Empty bottles, of the bags thrown in the basins, and all over the Hill. In short we visited a temple located in a landfill, what a pity...
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  • Attention to the journey... We took a tuk tuk which announced US 1 h 15 ride, for finally 2 hours and 15 minutes, including the last kms on a road in very very poor condition (we took a detour to the back..) 62 km from Phom Penh. site is nice, the rise not so painful that as long as we're a little in shape, the landscape is beautiful and the ruins have charm. We saw two tourists, it said if you'll be quiet
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  • A good hiking place. You should come to enjoy it by yourself.
  • Amazing place, very high, actually - 402 meters, but full of litter. Kids from down school coming everything for selfie and littering. But temple have some unique details what you cant find in Angkor area.
  • If you craving for Angkor Wat, this is the mini version. It's not worth paying $37 to visit Angkor Wat. [Update: 28 May 2017] This place is another money sucker, $2 entry for foreigner. Compared to Ayuthaya (Thailand), which is FOC. Make your own choice! For me, I will not go to Chisor.
  • Nice and historical places must be visited
  • There is a reasonable hike up to the top. Once there, do visit the temple ruins. While they are not angkorwat, they do give glimpse of it.

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