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Address: Road 219, Cambodia

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Serene visit into 7th century

The sandstone temples in these woods are simply beautiful and the restoration work is much appreciated. It was incredibly serene walking on the grounds and around each temple. For... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The sandstone temples in these woods are simply beautiful and the restoration work is much appreciated. It was incredibly serene walking on the grounds and around each temple. For safety reasons we were only able to go inside a couple of the buildings but the structures were very impressive considering they were built in the 7th century. Our guide explained... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Get the temple of Siem Reap out of your head, this is a very different experience. We drove from Phnom Penh en route to Angkor Wat and made the detour to here. we picked up a really enthusiastic tour guide at the entrance and were treated to a private tour through the forest. Really interesting, but cooler for me was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Sambor Prei Kuk is of the beaten track of the temples, but shouldn't. A magical feeling strolling around the different temples in the woods is what you get. You get to see a nice example of pre-Angkorian temples. If you have time to spare, then go and see it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Took a diversion off the road to Siem Reap to visit these fantastic ruins. Hired a local guide who spoke excellent English - it would be almost impossible to see all that we saw without a guide & at US $10 it was well worth it. The ruins, which are several centuries older than Angkor Wat are fantastic & we... More 

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Mechelen, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We visited sambor prei kuk from kompong thom. There we rented a scooter for 7 dollar at the little "travel agency" of Im Sokhom (street 3, quite far in to the street). It's really easy to drive to sambor prei kuk yourself and the road was most of the time in good condition and totally paved. For those who don't... More 

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Tanunda, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This was a fabulous experience. We wandered along narrow trails to view temples that pre-date those at Angkor by more than 500 years. Several are little more than rubble, but others are in an excellent state while the most significant are under restoration. It is quite an arduous trip along poor roads to get there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

If you came to Cambodia to experience the lifestyle, this is a must. One night is enough to feel what living is like. Make sure you ride the ox cart ride through the small town and do the rice paddy for sunset. We were lucky to see the monks and the new temple.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

If you came to Cambodia to see temples, put these on the list. You'll walk around in a gentle jungle forest from temple to temple, with plenty to see in a relaxed atmosphere. When me and my wife were there, there wasn't another tourist in sight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

sombo prey kok is my home town i really love want to development very much i really love and want to share this place to another country .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

An interesting perspective after having seen the Siem Reap temples. Much smaller site and smaller temples but still beautiful in their own way. As long as you don't compare it to the other temples you'll enjoy it too. Advice: the road on the way is bumpy, so if you're not a fan of bouncing up and down a fair bit... More 

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Address: Road 219, Cambodia
Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Kampong Thom Province

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