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Preah Khan

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Address: Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Absolutely stunning ruins and much less busy than angkor wat, angkor tohm, etc. Such a wonderful, peaceful experience. Arguably my favorite of all the ruins, although it's hard to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Absolutely stunning ruins and much less busy than angkor wat, angkor tohm, etc. Such a wonderful, peaceful experience. Arguably my favorite of all the ruins, although it's hard to top Angkor Wat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

A definitely one of my favourites - if not my favourite - in the whole Angkor park. Less crowded, sporting a good balance between decay and still impressive size and decorations, with nature getting in adding to the picturesque effect, very quiet, atmospheric, mysterious... Absolutely amazing carvings and colours. An unforgettable experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

His is the temple complex that was made famous my angelina Jolie in her movie, Laura croft tomb raider. They have left the trees growing in and around the ruins ,s o the visual affect is quite stunning.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

After seeing a review that compared it with Macchu PIcchu I was sorely disappointed, nothing more than Angkor Wat and well below Attuthaya which is the old capital of Siam, an hour and a half out of Bangkok that is the equal of Angkor Wat.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Very nice temple that would be a major attraction in most parts of the world. Siem Reap is unique, however, due to the enormous number of temples in the vicinity. This was very nice but perhaps not as spectacular as some of its neighbours. If you have plenty of time you should see it. If you are pushed for time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Lead by our guide, we entered this temple via an off-beaten track paved by yellow tree leaves. There were nobody but 5 of us. Walking on the soft leaves bathed in the sunshine and it was tranquil and solemn. This temple, thus, remained my one of the 2 favorite during my Siem Reap visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The reason why I gave 4/5 is because during my visit much of the Temple was inaccessible due to renovation. They must renovate, they must do whatever possible to save the treasure...but not when I am visiting...you know. From my point of view if you can see only four temples see, this one, Angkor Wat, Bayon and Bantea Srei. Preah... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This ruins amazed me by having a greenish moss growth over grey rock, but also som reddish residue (iron in the rock?) ... so the pictures I took came out quite colorful. There is also a recently restored structure that has more Greek looking columns. We had a weird run in with a guy in tourist police uniform, first he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Preah Khan's entrance over the moat is as yet untouched by concrete reconstruction and is more beautiful for it, highlights also include the library and the dancing hall, had great fun trying to imitate the dancers poses!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

I came to this temple right after seeing the sunrise in Angkor Wat. Which means that the crowds were not out, yet. Also, Preah Khan is a bit further away ("big circle" on the map) so generally not as busy as Ta Prohm etc. This place, hidden in the forest, captivated me. I just sat there for 30 minutes, absolutely... More 

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