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Phnom Bakheng

Address: 7 Makara Street, Wat Bo Village | Salakamreuk Commune, Siem Reap Siem Reap, Cambodia, Cambodia
Phone Number: 012326371
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Ranked #39 of 78 Attractions in Siem Reap
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Geologic Formations, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Owner description: Phnom Bakheng served as the temple mountain of the first city of...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Geologic Formations, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Owner description: Phnom Bakheng served as the temple mountain of the first city of Angkor. Elephants can take you from the bottom to the top of Phnom Bakheng Mountain.
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

You get to see the sun sets behind the temple on a clear day. But you have to be there around 4 pm to secure a spot. They also have a limit on the number of people going up the stairs. If you come late you may not be allowed in. Make sure you cover your shoulders and knees to... More 

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Caloocan, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

It was such an experience watching the sunset on top of a hill with so many people with different nationalities, the trek up hill was tiring but it is worth the view. One piece of advise is to bring a torch light or small flashlight with you when you climb the hill because it will be dark when you go... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Be prepared for the crowd. The gate closes after 300 people arrive to avoid stressing the temple's structure. It was a pushy 5-10min walk up to the gate as tourists edge each other out to make the line. Once you're at the top, Angkor Wat can be seen from a distance, would make for a pleasant picture, if you're zoom... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Went at sunset. Big mistake. Reasonable distant view of Anghor Waht but surrounded by thousands of people . A long walk to get here which is not worth the effort. Lots of restauration work going on which makes good pics just about impossible. There are much better places in the area.

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Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We went there three times, but we saw the best sunset only one time. We walked up the top of the mountain. It made us tried, but it was great view on the top. We recommend this place for nice sunset.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Went for Sunset on the day we arrived in Siem Reap .. Its almost about 20 mins walk up the hill and not very steep.. You can easily walk that distance as you will have 100s of travellers walking along with you.. You need to walk up steep steps to reach the top..Its a nice place for sunset and the... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This review is quite late. Phnom Bakheng must be visited in time for sunset to get a good view. We purchased our tickets for the following day around 5pm and were able to visit Phnom Bakheng. This place is usually crowded with tourists waiting for the spectacular sunset. The stairs are rather narrow and steep and it was not an... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Very crowded. Get there early if you want a good viewing spot. Take pictures, but enjoy living in the moment and not viewing it through a camera lens or iPhone screen. Plenty of other people will be doing that. Again, VERY crowded. Be prepared to stand your ground and push people out of your way. We were following the rules... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Our tour guide brought us here for the sunset view. He advised that we could take an elephant ride up the hilltop for USD20 per person, or we could trek up the hill like many others. After the long mountain climb, we reached the foot of the temple. A guard did a head count as you proceed to climb a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Its a popular spot for sunset view, and recommended by our tuk tuk driver good place to watch sunset at phnom Bakheng, but cant even watch and found the sunset view. The sunset is not beautiful as in Angkor Wat.

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