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Address: Cambodia
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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On the border of Thailand, outside the range of typical tourists

Don't be a typical tourist, invest in the long jaunt to Preah Vihear and be the king (and queen) of this temple, which full name means "sacred castle shrine." No, seriously... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Don't be a typical tourist, invest in the long jaunt to Preah Vihear and be the king (and queen) of this temple, which full name means "sacred castle shrine." No, seriously, if you visit here, you will be the king and queen of this castle. When my wife and I visited we were met with breathtaking views, mountaintop monkeys, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Located at the border with Thailand, the Preah temple is locked on top of a mountain. Views are spectacular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I organised a car from Siem Reap for the day to travel up to the Thai border - about a 3 1/2 hour car ride. We left in the morning just after breakfast and travelled through the countryside of Cambodia. It was a fascinating journey with varying landscapes and views. One thing astounded me was that we had mobile coverage... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

On this years visit to Siem Reap, my guide and friend Navuth Ou arranged a trip out to Preah Vihear on the Thailand/Cambodia border. Whilst this costs more than visiting Angkor Wat etc because of the distance, it was worth every cent. The vistas over Thailand and Cambodia are simply breathtaking, and the temple itself much different to those around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We booked a customized tour with Nair (Tel: 855 12630771; email:angkorviptours@gmail.com) to Beng Mealea, Kor Ker and Preah Vihear on May 27, 2015. We started at 6:00am as the places were a bit far from Siem Reap. There was no admission fee but you need to pay for motor cycle (USD5/person round trip) or 4WD Pick up truck (USD25/group round... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It's a long drive from Phnom Penh, but worth it. If you are looking for remote temple in real outback cambodia that should exists only in a long gone era, this is it. Combine your trip with Beng Melear and Koh Ker you get one hell of an adventure. The road from Phnom Penh to Preaf Vihear is an adventure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The journey to Preah Vihaer temple is long (about 3 hours) but well worth it. It's a spectacular series of temples on the top of a mountain. Each temple is different in style as they were built at different times, but beautiful in its own right. It is correct that the temples in Siem Reap are individually more impressive, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This place is certainly worth the long trip from siem reap, to make the trip alittle more interesting take a Moto up the final stages and begin to enjoy the incredible views. The temple itself is bigger than I imagined and as you would imagine pretty ruined, to be honest there are better looking temples within the Angkor complex however... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We were the only westerners there. This temple is lovely (although a bit in ruins). There are still monks praying there, and the views are amazing. Our guide was Narin (from Siem Reap), and I recommend STRONGLY that you hire him.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

you dont actually get to see the temple as of march 2015 when i went as its still in disputed territory, you access it from Thailand, you can drive up to area then a walk of about 800 meters is all to top easy walk no steps. worth the visit overlooking cambodia, although seeing a religious place with barbed wire... More 

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