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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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Very interesting and beautiful

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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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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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

It was an enlarged version of Baksei Chamrong, which is closed to the South Gate of Angkor Tom. A pyramid style temple and closed to the sky when you claimed up to the top. The Koh Ker Group is different from the temples in Siem Reap. The different temples though small but unique. Worth to visit and can combine with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

After visiting Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and the others, take a day to visit some of the many small temples in the area, with Koh Ker as the grand finale. You won't be disappointed! While the great temples at the Angkor Wat complex make a great impression of how the temples looked in the 10th century, by visiting this complex,... More 

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Dear alls visitors. If anybody are interesting about piramid in in siem reap .please go to koh ke temple it's very interesting These temple it's far from siem reap city and if we go there we take by motorbike or car .because on the route it's hill and down. And when we arrive there we can see alot of temple... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I booked a private sedan for USD85 to Koh Ker (as well as Beng Melea). Entrance fee is USD10. Journey is 2 hour drive. Temple structure is pyramid-like, very different from those in Angkor area. View from the top is great. Recommend to visit if you still have appetite to explore more temples beyond Angkor area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I found this to be fascinating as vestiges of the Hindu religion remain. The smallish pyramid is more reminiscent of a Mayan rather than an Egyptian pyramid and is easy to climb with the hand rails provided. The surrounding temples are worth a look at though I could only find one with an intact Shiva linga. Almost all the statuary... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

7 Tiered Pyramid Style temple different than anything you see around Angkor. Visit on the way to Preah Vihear or with Beng Mealea. The view above is breath taking. There is a wooden stairway up that is not too steep to climb all the way to the top. Ride cost about $100 which is more on a higher end side... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We visited Koh Ker during a day trip from Siem Reap (including also Beng Mealea). The temple, former Khmer capital (older than Angkor Wat) is really impressive. Furthermore, you can enjoy it in silence (no crowd), given the remote area it is located in.

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Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The temple is in Preah Vihear province, it was the former capital city in Khmer empire. The temple is very beautiful with mountain style temple. Over there, it is not so crowded because it is the remote area. In the Koh Ker complex there are approximately 4 or 5 temples in this complex. Will go there again with my classmates... More 

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Address: | 100 Km North of Siem Reap, Cambodia
Phone Number: 095 89-99-93
Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Preah Vihear Province

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