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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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Nieuwerkerken, Belgium, Europe
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We went to the temple from Along Veng. By motorbikes it is a two hour ride (we booked two motorbikes with driver trough the bot oddom guesthouse in Along Veng). It was 30 dollar pp for around 6 hours. The drivers were very friendly but spoke limited English. The temple is nice to wander around and the view at the... More

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port macquarie
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90 reviews 90 reviews
28 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Spectacular setting mixed with the complexity of a military front line. It's funny that the local drivers require you to go in a four wheel drive up a beautiful new road better than most cambodian roads with tooting at every corner despite clearly seeing nothing is coming one of the quirky things that in flat Cambodia a ten even a... More

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Wassenaar
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We decided to visit Prasat Preah Vihear from Phnom Penh and afterwards drive from Preah Vihear over Koh Ker and Phnom Kulen to Siem Reap. The road is now impeccable and the whole trip 'only' takes 7 to 8 hours with a stop over to eat in Kampong Thom. Preah Vihear is really a wonderful experience. You do not pay... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

From Siem Reap this is a full day excursion (around 3 hours each way plus time spent at the site) but really worthwhile. We hired a driver through our hotel which worked out at about $55 each for the day plus $5 each to be driven up to the mountain on a moto or $25 a car. This site, right... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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
29 helpful votes 29 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
150 helpful votes 150 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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