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Preah Vihear Temple

Address: Cambodia
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I've wanted to go to Preah Vihear for years. I organised to go with Narin (+85512630771/narinviptours@gmail.com) and had a great time. Narin picked me up at 5 am and we travelled through Anlong Veng before going to Preah Vihear and then finished with Koh Ker and Beng Melea. If you're planning on going with a guide to Preah Vihear, I'd... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This temple is beautiful and is located on top of a mountain bordering Thailand.This temple is a Hindu Sivan Temple gradually Buddhism is encrouching into it.There are many sculptures of Hindu God in the temple.The atmophere is very cooling and windy.It is guarded by the Cambodian army to prevent Thai army from intrusion into the temple.As a token of appreciation,... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Nuts and bolts: we did this in a day trip from Siem Reap with an organised tour group for $41 dollers (all in) per person. It is a long day but wel worth it. I can't remember the tour groups name but they had stalls in various places in Siem Reap. Take your passport (or photocopy), you will need it.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The drive from Siem Reap takes 3 to 4 hours each way....and is totally worth it. Fortunately, there's little traffic, the roads are good and the views of the countryside are quite a contrast to Siem Reap. Just make sure to bring your passport: it's required for admission to Preah Vihear. The temple and its mountaintop site are awesome. We... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

It was our 3rd visit of Cambodia and I've promised to myself that I'll not go to Angkor Wat anymore, because of terrible crowd. But I love khmer temples so I've made some research and I found two hidden treasures. And Preah Wihear is the first one. The Preah Vihear temple is located on the top of the mountain on... More 

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Pondicherry, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I took a car for a day trip to Preah Vihear and Koh Ker from Siem Reap. The driver (Mr. Reatrey, Phone-017843878, email:meunreatrey@gmail.com) was recommended by my hotel (Samros Khmer Villa) and I was able to negotiate a day trip to Preach Vihear via Anlong Veng and return via Koh Ker for a surprising 95$! (Note: Most operators start at... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Requires a day trip to go see. Stop at Pol Pot's grave and Ta Mok's house along the way. This temple is along the contested Cambodia/Thai border. You will see many Cambodian soldiers as you ride up to the mountain top to begin your climb (stairs). Nothing to be concerned about regarding the military presence though - seems most are... More 

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Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Its good to have a reliable vehicle and a good guide. Voan did everything he could to make our trip to Preah Vihear enjoyable.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Along with Angkor is the Preah Vihear Temple on the UNESCO world heritage list since 2008. The first temple on the hill side is build over a 1000 years ago. I visited this temple before I went to Angkor. It was hard to find a bus in Siem Reap to the temple, the main bus company`s only stop in Krong... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Mr Smarty collected us from our hotel for a long drive to visit this temple. A fantastic site and away from the bustling crowds of tourists that seem to be at the more popular sites. Situated on the Thai border it is well worth the travel. For me it was more rewarding than the well know temples around Siem Reap

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