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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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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I went to Preah Vihear Temple with a group of 10 and it was an amazing place to have a picnic, walk and enjoy the views. Our friends went as far as we could until we ran into border guards who were very friendly with us. I know in my home country and other Western countries advise travelers not to... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I tried to reach Preah Vihear from Kantharalak, Thailand, but that border had been closed due to border disputes, and no consistent public transport really existed that I knew of. I ended up hiring a driver from the guesthouse I booked into. The driver mentioned that it would be a lot easier if I just went to Phu Singh and... More

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Bandung, Indonesia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Wassenaar
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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