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Preah Vihear Temple

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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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Bandung, Indonesia
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The area of this temple is disputed between Cambodia and Thailand. So i went there with my colleagues and lecturers from international law department of our university. It's a 5-hour trip from Siem Reap and 30-mins ride on truck to reach the top of the mountain. So literally it's a temple on the top of a mountain with a 7-story... More

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I have been to Preah Vihear recently, it is one of great monuments built by the Khmer kings, it is about 1000 year olds. The temple located on the high hill of the mountain that split Cambodia and Thailand. This temple is unlike others in Angkor because its base and some parts of the walls is original stone of the... More

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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85 reviews 85 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We were taken to a ticketing center at the foothill of the temple area where we paid for our entrance fee and also a truck to take us part way up the windy road. The front stretch of the road is new and well constructed but it stops halfway and the rest of the road looks old. Even this old... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a very nice place on top of the mountain, full of interesting old architecture and an awesome view (given the right weather). No Fee but you need to get a free ticket for entry (next to the Tourist Police Station)

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Nieuwerkerken, Belgium, Europe
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
35 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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