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Sambor Prei Kuk

Kompong Thom | Kampong Thom Province, Kampong Thom 93148, Cambodia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Antwerp, Belgium
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

If you came to Cambodia to see temples, put these on the list. You'll walk around in a gentle jungle forest from temple to temple, with plenty to see in a relaxed atmosphere. When me and my wife were there, there wasn't another tourist in sight.

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Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

sombo prey kok is my home town i really love want to development very much i really love and want to share this place to another country .

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Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

An interesting perspective after having seen the Siem Reap temples. Much smaller site and smaller temples but still beautiful in their own way. As long as you don't compare it to the other temples you'll enjoy it too. Advice: the road on the way is bumpy, so if you're not a fan of bouncing up and down a fair bit... More

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Trip started in Siem Reap, home of the world heritage & Culture. The group were very satisfied with their tour and they had enjoyed the different sight, activities and had experienced the real taste of life with the locals. The village of sugar production on the way to Banteay Srei was one of the highlight in the trip while at... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Sambor Prei Kuk is a pre-Angkorian site about 20 miles (almost 1 hour) north of Kampong Thom. It used to be capital of the Chenla Kingdom and it is predominantly brick with the oldest building date from the 7th century or a remarkable 500 years before Bayon. Almost as old to the builders of Bayon as Bayon was to the... More

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Paris, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great Place ! Hard to get to ! Offline GPS is a plus ! Motorbike with good tires as well ! But it is definitely worth it ! No tourist ! The guide we had was very nice. We spoke both French and English because he wanted to improve his French. Nice encounter.

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San Francisco
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121 reviews 121 reviews
31 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The Sambor Prei Kuk temple complex is about 30km out of Kampong Thom town. We used the services of a local guide. Part of the fee goes to the surrounding community, which is always a good thing. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable (not just on the standard stuff but we asked quite a few questions on construction matters and got... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Estimated to be several hundred years older than Angkor Wat, Sambor Prei Kuk was silent except for the cicadas. If you want to take cellphies with a few thousand of your closest friends, don't go.

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Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

The drive from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap was long and on a road punctuated with roadworks and huge potholes, which our driver did his best to avoid. We were beginning to wonder if we'd made the right decision to stop there as the detour from the route would cost us an hour or so, however as we approached the... More

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lombardia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

While planning our trip to Cambodia (November 2013) one of the places we wanted to see was Sambor Prei with the pre-Angkor temples and Phnom Santuk the temple with 809 steps to climb to get there! It wasn't easy to plan but fortunately I found Mr Vothea info@cambodiattak.com who runs a car rental firm. We took the bus from Siem... More

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