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Address: Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Lofty shrine in the sky on an imposing pedestal

Baksei Chamskrong attracts you like a magnet from a distance. The very sight of the pyramidal base with a shrine on top is imposing and worth contemplating before one actually... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Heswall, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
40 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Small and serene. Thankfully for us this site was bypassed by the tour buses. An early four tiered pyramid temple topped by single sanctuary and is in reasonably good condition. You can climb to the top but the steps are narrow and steep (use the southern staircase). There are some also some nice carvings, If you have time, stroll a... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Baksei Chamskrong attracts you like a magnet from a distance. The very sight of the pyramidal base with a shrine on top is imposing and worth contemplating before one actually gets up close. There are steps on all four sides, but you have to choose carefully which ones to use to go up and climb down, since some of them... More 

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Otley West Yorkshire
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188 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

This is a temple that is older than Angkor Wat. We parked our bikes and walked over to take a look. The steps are very steep and some were cruMbling, but it is very old so you should expect that. We were the only ones there. When we got to the top we were very surprised to see an old... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Just like the other reviewers say- this place is by passed by the tour guides / groups so you see a handful of people here. It's a pretty steep climb up and down (it's a little scary for someone scared of heights but nothing that a quick pep talk can't help you get over). You can be sitting in one... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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10 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Renting my bicycle and wandering around Angkor, I stopped by on the way back to the Siem Reap. Was initially startled (and somewhat frightened) by the lack of tourists (i.e. none at all, especially the annoying tour groups) and thought it was haunted / off limits but decided to go up anyway. This temple doesn't use one of the 'artificial'... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I can't believe more people don't visit this temple. The stairs are pretty steep, so you need to be careful, but it really us a gem of a temple.

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Don't like tour buses full of tourists? Don't like rope and signs? A bit of danger? This temple is for you. Climb a long iffy staircase (why I now understand building codes) up to a deserted small shrine. Well preserved, hardly a stone out of place. Check out the inscriptions on the doorway. Walk back to the stairs, get a... More 

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Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

It is look deferrace from an other teple with pyramid form and sngle tower. the color of the temple is beautiful ans not much tourists.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This temple is fantastic! No tourists, your there alone. Quite and beautiful view from the top with an occasional elephant passing by.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

This temple is very special. Very intresting is that its architecture is almost identical with the south american prymids. Very peacfull here also you may get the temple to yourselves as we did. The whole park is amazing! Amazing... The architecture of these temples are based on astronomical alignments and sacred geometry, very magical place. No doubt about it one... More 

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