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Preah Khan

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ranked #7 of 96 Attractions in Siem Reap
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Type: Ancient Ruins
Activities: Biking
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Vancouver, Washington
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105 reviews 105 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Toured in late afternoon. Not many people there. The temple is large and it takes some time to walk through. It is interesting to see what nature has done to this site. Wear comfortable shoes and take water. I was amazed at the strength of the structure. The construction must have been something to accomplish. Although not as well known,... More

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Tortona, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Preah Khan, another gem of this beautiful archaeological area, I visited Angkor Thom just moving in clockwise direction, it is a short distance from the immense Bayon temple. Preah Khan is a minor temple, but in my opinion not to be missed, not crowded and a perfect backdrop for photos and different among all the other temples. It was for... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Big, impressive and an architectural marvel. Certainly a must see. Early morning clearly the best time before it heats up too much. Don't let the scammers with the incense sticks get you on the way in and guild you into paying $20 which goes straight into their pockets. I noticed that they were conspicuously absent on the way out of... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Quite big and it's very long. Consist of few segments and part. Very nice. Spend quite times here. Thank god my Tuktuk driver willing to wait. Very peaceful since not many people. Seems like the temple is belongs to you only. Love this temple!

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is one of the best places to see in Siem Reap. Don't miss it! Best time to visit is early morning and then you can avoid the crowds.

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Pattani Province, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This temple was probably the least busy temple we visited during our entire stay. It is huge though and takes a long time to walk through. I would recommend a guide to tell you about the temple and its history as it will increase your experience.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This temple just keeps going and going! Maybe it was the size, but it felt empty when we visited. We didn't see a lot of other people while we were here. Because of the size and the lack of other visitors touring this temple seems very Tomb Raider/Indiana Jones. Lots of areas to explore and poke your head into. I... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

In the ruins of one of the temple buildings is what seems to be a shrine. If you angle your camera with the crack in the roof it appears to be a flame above the shrine. Simply amazing!

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New York, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

With limited time we did all the "biggies" Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, the tomb raider ruin with the big trees and Preah Khan. Preah Khan was my favorite. It's on the North side of the park, which to me was the most beautiful side. The moss and forest has taken over that side making everything look like a green wonderland.... More

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Rahway, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

From what I remember, Preah Khan was huge but repetitive. The only parts I really enjoyed were the colonnade and pond in the back, which were beautiful. We also saw Preah Khan towards the end of our Angkor trip, so it could have just been us tiring of temple-touring.

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