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Address: Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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A great little temple

This is a great little temple that is so easy to get to, but hardly anyone seems to stop here. The steps at the front are difficult to climb - it's way easier to climb up from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Wellington, New Zealand

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This is a great little temple that is so easy to get to, but hardly anyone seems to stop here. The steps at the front are difficult to climb - it's way easier to climb up from the back. This is just a great place to view - anywhere else in the world it would be a major feature.

1 Thank DACWgtn
West New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This was one of the hidden treasures that had not one tourist in sight. My tour guide brought me here while visiting other temples that were crawling with tourists and to my surprise there was not one tourist in this temple. Beautiful temple......

1 Thank sup409
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A temple that receives less publicity and little visitors. It is situated about 80 metres from South Gate of Angkor Thom. Built of bricks and laterite, this four storey pyramid shaped temple has steps on all four sides leading to the top tower. Best visited in the morning, it is a good place to stop and enjoy the views of... More 

1 Thank nellielim
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Every day thousands of visitors pass by and look at Baksei Chamkrong from their tuk-tuks and buses but few stop to actually walk up to it. It is located just before the Angkor Thom South Gate (where everyone stops to take pictures) and predates the construction of Angkor Thom.

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Heswall, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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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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 

1 Thank Mikta485
Hong Kong, China
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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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