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Preah Khan

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ranked #8 of 97 Attractions in Siem Reap
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
Activities: Biking
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This temple has it all: a stunning bridge at the entrance, well preserved structures but also jungle claiming its area back, long hallways, lots of carvings and statues, but surprisingly few tourists. Maybe it was the a bit separate location or time of the year, early November. Maybe it was time of the day, noon, I don't know, but we... More

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

It is maybe repetitive to say but in fact most temples are great. If you take the 3 days visit (which I strongly recommend) you will be able to see a variety of them and they might seem similar but they are not and each one has a history behind. Preah Khan is worth!

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We arrived around noon and entered from the east gate. No one was there. This was my favorite temple because the bas reliefs are in good shape, the property is large but over grown with jungle. We really had a chance to feel the mystery and timelessness of the Khmer ruins here.

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Singapore, Singapore
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Preah Khan is again, a must visit temple in Siem Reap. It is less crowded with tourists and combines the beautiful architecture of other Angkor temples with a forest like feel of Ta Prohm because of the gigantic silk cotton trees around the temple. Really enjoyed this one and would recommend it happily.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This temple hits the sweet spot between restored and natural. Parts of it have been restored and are busy and other parts are very hard to get to, allowing you to be alone and explore the harder to reach areas.

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This was a temple that we spent a great deal of time in. There is a lot to see and like many others mentioned the lighting is great in this location. There are well preserved shrines and courtyards and it is very easy to walk through. The locals will hang out here and will walk you through if you would... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Visit before sunrise as the light is the best for photos and there were less crowd. Between 2-4 PM. BEST smaller temple.

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Blue Mountains, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My sister and I visited beautiful Preah Khan on our bucket list trip to Cambodia and it is my absolute favourite temple in Siem Reap (yes, I loved it even more than Angkor Wat). From our fabulous guide I learnt that this amazing temple was built in 1191 by the wonderful Jayarvarman VII, who later built Angkor Wat, and it... More

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I came here as a part of our self organised tour. We originally didn't have this temple in our itinerary but our hotel talked us into it. I certainly don't regret going here. It was a fantastic temple. It was very long and straight. In some parts, you can see people through the doors about 150mt away.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is less visited and thus quieter than many of the temple areas in this region. There are some very special places here, and fabulous photo opportunities. Our guide had a child at home very sick while we were on tour so we sent him back to his family and explored Preah Khan on our own using just the blue... More

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