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Sambor Prei Kuk

Address: Road 219, Cambodia
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87%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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362 reviews 362 reviews
130 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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64 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Antwerp, Belgium
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Cambodia
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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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Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Trip started in Siem Reap, home of the world heritage & Culture. The group were very satisfied with their tour and they had enjoyed the different sight, activities and had experienced the real taste of life with the locals. The village of sugar production on the way to Banteay Srei was one of the highlight in the trip while at... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Sambor Prei Kuk is a pre-Angkorian site about 20 miles (almost 1 hour) north of Kampong Thom. It used to be capital of the Chenla Kingdom and it is predominantly brick with the oldest building date from the 7th century or a remarkable 500 years before Bayon. Almost as old to the builders of Bayon as Bayon was to the... More 

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Paris, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great Place ! Hard to get to ! Offline GPS is a plus ! Motorbike with good tires as well ! But it is definitely worth it ! No tourist ! The guide we had was very nice. We spoke both French and English because he wanted to improve his French. Nice encounter.

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