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Preah Khan

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ranked #6 of 78 Attractions in Siem Reap
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
Activities: Biking
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
Activities: Biking
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Preah Khan is a little more out of the way meaning that you get less people in a huge temple. It's a great place and it took me about an hour to fully explore (even then I must have left out loads of details). It's amazing seeing how a portion of the temple is steeped in Buddhist traditions (bigger doors)... More 

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Preah Khan is so magical, it is my favourite temple.. not as crowded as the main temple. If you go alone, like other temples there will be locals wanting to show you around and expecting pay at the end, I gave $5 to the Cambodian that showed me around, totally worth it coming away with some amazing photos and load... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

It was great. I spent a week in Siem Reap and really feel that Preah Khan was my favourite place. It is more than a temple. I has a has the dimensions of a town. There are so many photo ops here. It is less crowded and therefore has more of a magical feel....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

It is one of the Buddhist monastery built by Javarman 7 in the late 12 century. It combined Buddhist and Hinduist shrines, there are many beautiful sculptures hidden in the fallen piles of stones.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This is by far one of my favorite ruin complexes in the world. The main corridor is open and walkable, but once you go down any of the side halls you end up on a massive ruined temples that not only scare off 99% of the tourist, but is incredibly exhilarating to explore.

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I liked getting out of the area to see this temple. It was pretty quite when we were there so I liked that as well. It is interesting to see the construction here it has a large "avenue" approaching the site with lion statues which I felt was really interesting. This definitely was worth the drive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is a temple where you can experience the glorified state of ruin that time and nature have brought about to this temple that dates to the 12th century. Here they have been both cautious and respectful with restoration efforts. They prefer to maintain things "as is" as opposed to making mistakes in restoration that might not be accurate. Here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

A good example of how the temples would look like if it was left to nature as most parts were largely unrestored. The temples had at least 3 entrances and it took me a good 15 minutes trying to figure out my way back to the west entrance. This temple is a maze for people with no sense of direction.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

To me there is absolutely nothing to dislike about this temple. Similar to Ta Prohm, yet so different in many ways. This is my third visit to Preah Khan; although this time I had a very specific reason. In one of the walk ways sits a wonderful old lady, very wrinkled with twinkling eyes and a gorgeous toothless smile. She... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The layout of this temple is somewhat unusual but when you are told what the rooms were used for you can just about imagine for example the Aspara type dancing for the king in the hall or the solitude of the like the grand national course as you need to climb over large pieces of stone to enter the next... More 

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