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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) devoted to Lord Shiva and home to those hindu pilgrims. it served as a sacred... more »
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Magnificent view from the 5th level! The dropoff is not fenced and there is no barrier of any sort, so please be sure of your footing, as it is an 800 meter drop. Having seen many, many temples prior to Preah Vihear, it's not the best, although some parts and carvings are well preserved. I went with San Park, who... More

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Tolmie, Victoria, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Preah Vihearr is about a 3hr drive from Siem Reap and well worth the effort to get there. The drive is very pleasant as you pass through some gorgeous countryside on the way. We went with San Park who is a very safe driver, reliable, knowledgeable, has a good sense of humour and speaks good English. He can be contacted... More

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The new world heritage of Cambodia located along the Cambodia and Thailand border. The peaceful windy temple on the top of Dang Rek mountain, but the road to go up to temple structure is very steep. Recommend you to hire pickup rather then moto bike if you plan to preach vihear temple.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
57 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I received a personal guided tour from San over the course of 2 days to several temples. He was always on time and his car was very clean. He was very laid back and offered to take us anywhere we wanted. He went above and beyond what I expected in a tour guide. San's customer service was spectacular and he... More

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Genk, Belgium
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The temple located on teh border between Cambodia and Thailand was a dispute between this countries for long time. In 2013 the UN decided that it's on the territory of Cambodia, If you want to visit it from Siem Reap you need to leave the city NLT 06 AM because it's a drive from +/- 4,5 hours, Privat car cost... More

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Victoria, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a place that even most Khmers have not visited. Many governments recommend that you not visit because of the tensions over its status but I did not feel any danger. To be sure, the Cambodian army and police are on site and constantly watching the Thai border but no shots have been fired since 2008. The bigger danger... More

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seattle,wash.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great view, loved the dug in soldiers all around the site too, bring your own machine gun! Crazy moto ride from the parking lot, I hired a taxi to take me here from Angkor, spilt the fare with a crazy German guy.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I had a tour with your tour guide and your brother on the 1st and 2nd of June. Thank you for your great service and to inform you that we had a very good tour with your guide Mr.Wit Chey( Not sure if its the correct spelling,Sorry) and your brother was really friendly. I would definitely recommend you to my... More

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London, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
95 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I visited the Preah Vihear Temple during a trip to a few weeks ago during a trip around the eponymous province. My visit took a unconventional route. I took a wrong turn and ended walking through the army encampment at the bottom of the grand staircase. Fortunately the officers that I met were congenial and after sharing of cigarettes and... More

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Otterlo, The Netherlands
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

It's the most expensive day tour on the list- USD$82 per pax for a 4wheel drive over 3hrs and up the mountain to get to preah vihear temple. But it's definitely worth the time and money! We spent one full day for the trip and this sky temple has become my favourite place in Siem Reap. We saw more monks... More

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