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Preah Vihear Temple

Cambodia
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: Preah Vihear temple was built over 300 years (889 AD to 1152 AD). This temple was built for Lord Shiva. This mountian about 623 M go to the top . To... more »
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Bundarra, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

When you arrive at the location you park your car then go by 4x4 to the top of the mountain. On the way you will pass soldiers. They are "protecting" the Temple's location as there is an on going dispute with Thailand as to ownership of the land. My tour guide was Rin Ra from Siem Reap [www.cambodiaincomfort.com] and is... More

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Our hotel hooked us up with a driver who turned out to be half driver, half guide. We did a day trip from Siem Reap. It's a long, long day ...12 hours. The estimates are 2-4 hours one way, be assured it is 4 hours each way. Our driver was excellent, drove carefully and as fast as the conditions permitted.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

After an early drive from Siem Reap and a stop to visit Kor Ker, we arrived at Preah Vihear Boutique Hotel in the afternoon. The Hotel is about 30min drive away to the temple. We left the hotel at 3pm. Do note that the last admission is 4pm. My guide Mr Chenla (www.angkortempleguide.com) arranged for his relative to take us... More

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San Francisco
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93 reviews 93 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Staying in Sra Emm, only 40 kms from the temple entrance, helped to beat the mid-morning heat and the other tourists. There are a couple of nice hotels to stay at there. Havinf our on car made it easy to get to the temple.The drive to reach the temple was a bit challenging, as the road was quite steep near... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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74 reviews 74 reviews
59 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

It took us four hours of driving across the green plains of Northern Cambodia just to reach the foot of the Dangrek Mountains. From there one had to change vehicles to a 4x4 - the only one which can navigate the crazy sloped roads leading to the less touristy jewel of Cambodia - the Preah Vihear temple. I travelled solo,... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

During a recent visit to Cambodia, we stayed for a few days in Siem Reap. Before arrival, we had checked various reviews in TripAdvisor and had selected Narin for a 2-day VIP tour of the Angkor Wat complex and a boat tour on Ton Le Sap Lake which included floating villages and much more. We are so pleased that we... More

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UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I had been meaning to visit here for a long time so I took my wife (Cambodian) and moto all the way up which is an experience in it's self. The views are outstanding and the Temple still holds some charm get there before the 3rd of March as the scaffolding will start to go up for the restoration. It... More

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Dahab, Egypt
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The ruins of Preah Vihear were a really fascinating site to clamber around. Without the crowds of Angkor it is a really peaceful and interesting half day exploring the ancient ruins.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

If you are planning to visit Preah Vihear Temple from Seim Reap, you better rent a car. I went to Preah Vihear Temple with Narin, a Cambodian Tourist Guide who provided 11 options to visit Preah Vihear Temple. If you are interested, you may contact him (narinviptours@gmail.com). I chose a one day trip to Preah Vihear Temple from Seim Reap,... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Out-of-the-way but if you are a bit adventurous well worth it. Totally different experience to other temples in Cambodia, with added interest of ongoing dispute between Cambodia and Thailand over ownership. You must show your passport or you won't be allowed up the hill.

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