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Address: | 100 Km North of Siem Reap, Cambodia
Phone Number: 095 89-99-93
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Description: Koh Ker, three hours from Siem Reap, served as the capital of the Khmer...
Koh Ker, three hours from Siem Reap, served as the capital of the Khmer empire from 928 to 944, and was built under King Jayavarman IV under whose reign colossal sculptures and lingas were constructed, leading to charges of megalomania. Some of the lingas remain, though the sculptures have been removed to the museum in Phnom Penh. The site, which has only recently been demined, is dominated by Prasat Thom, a 30 meter high pyramid temple. In view of the distance, there are far fewer crowds here, making a visit an easier and more pastoral experience.
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A beautiful temple without the crowds

Having previously visited Siem Reap and many of the beautiful temples there, on our visit this year we wanted to get outside the city and see some of the countryside so when our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Having previously visited Siem Reap and many of the beautiful temples there, on our visit this year we wanted to get outside the city and see some of the countryside so when our friend and guide Borey suggested we visit Koh Ker on the way back from our visit to Preah Vihear we jumped at the chance. It is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Desolate temple about 2h from Siem Reap. Great to see some temples not covered with tourists; make sure you go with a guide to tell you about the history

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Koh Ker Temple is underrated as its a bet far from Siem Reap, and its quite expensive compared to some other tours around Siem Reap, but once you are there its a magical place, the amount of temples around it is massive and tell a complete different history from the Angkor Era. the pyramid shape is speechless and the view... More 

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I would like to recommend to all dear tourist get to know the koh ker temple group , after you was visiting the all the temple in angkor wat temple park . if you have got free time you have to spend your holiday time to visit the all the temple in the koh ker temple group , from siem... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Totally loved this area. Spend the entire there as its not just one Temple. It's a collection of several temples not far from one another but the treks around it is interesting. Great wild life and exotic birds abound. Absolutely worth the long drive!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We originally planned to visit Beng Melea, Koh Ker and Preah Vihear. However the time contraints and prohibitive costs meant that we decided to skip Preah Vihear. This temple was just beautiful and majestic as we imagined. You have to walk a long path before you can view this structure and its sight just leaves you gasping. We walked around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It's hard to describe this amazing temple, you need to see it for yourself! It's a fair way out of Siem Reap but worth the drive. There were only a few people there so we got some great 'people free' photos! You can also climb to the top of the 'pyramid' for some amazing views! Highly recommend! We had a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The Koh Ker temple complex is quite spread out. It is some distance from Siem Reap (around 3 hours by car) but a good one to squeeze in if you have seen the temples of the Angkor Park and are looking for more archaelogical ruins. We went in the morning, and we were the only ones there at a few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

On teh way to Preah Vihear I stopped over at Koh Ker temple. It was certainly a worthwhile stop over and interesting. Preah Vihear is even nicer. Bring Water with you. For a fantastic Driver with fair Price and quite good English, contact Mr Khoyleang on +85592218598 khoyleang@gmail.com. He is a very safe Driver, very pleasant, flexible and will give... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Escape the tourists and travel the 1.5 hours to Koh Ker a remote pyramid style temple, climb the steps for a amazing view over rural Cambodia. Make sure you stop at Prasat Pram on the way for some Angkor thom style temples with trees growing thru them .

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