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Ta Keo

Ankor, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ranked #40 of 97 attractions in Siem Reap
Type: Religious Sites
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Bangkok, Thailand
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186 reviews 186 reviews
140 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Big temple after finnished way out Bayon and Half way before Ta Phrom; Ta Keo is a big uplifted pagoda temple complex where many staircase step lead up to the top for Angkor thom forrest view!!

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Hue, Vietnam
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12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

And you have been warned. They do have signs saying that deciding to climb up is 'to take your own risks'. However if you're not scared of height, this can be a good memory! Try to reach it early because it's no good climbing up under heavy sun. You paid the fee all together with the pass you bought at... More

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Bring long pants and sleeves or you won't be key up the temple stairs! Bring water. Guide or book will enhance experience. I preferred my book. Diy. Biking hard- rent a tuktuk or motorbike ($10-12.) See at least a few different temples because they all are a bit different! Best: Angkor wat, ta Prohm (tomb raider temple), bakheng (views great,... More

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Gateshead, England
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230 attraction reviews
276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We didn't visit this temple but did stop to admire its height and structure from a far. An older temple this stands extremely tall and is currently being refurbished. Its size is impressive and if we had had more time then I would have liked to have climbed its height for the views. Alas time and probably my ability to... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Ta Keo is a very tall Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva. Compared to other Angkor structures it is a couple of centuries older - dating to mid 10th C. You pass it driving between Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm. The steps up look far too intimidating to tackle in oppressive afternoon heat. I got my Tuk Tuk driver to stop... More

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74 reviews 74 reviews
58 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Nice temple with very steep stairs, only for those without vertigo. Currently being restored, machinery is present and some parts are cordoned off. This coupled with the fact it is sandwiched between Angkor Wat-Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm (3 of the most spectacular sites you are likely to see) mean that it can seem unfairly underwhelming, but it's still worth... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This incomplete temple is the first to be largely constructed of sandstone. Upon seeing it, the geometric quality of the uncarved stone blocks makes a big impression - it looks cubist, even! I was able to go to the second platform via a stable and manageable wooden staircase. From a distance I saw the main stairs, and I said "I... More

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Halifax, Canada
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215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This temple is currently being restored, but it's still worth a quick visit while touring the various temples, if just for the view.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

When i went it was under heavy restoration an there where cranes on all sides of the temple which made it almost impossible to get a nice photo of this place. One thing interesting about this temple if i must find one is the steep stairs you have to climb to get to the top. Just as one of the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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31 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This temple was under restoration and there isn't much to it, though there is a nice view to reward those who brave the steep stone steps all the way to the top. Don't go out of your way to visit, but it was a fun, quick stop.

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