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Preah Khan

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ranked #7 of 97 attractions in Siem Reap
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Type: Ancient Ruins
Activities: Biking
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Preah Khan has been left largely unrestored, with numerous trees and other vegetation growing among the ruins. Loved the Guards by the entrance of Preah Khan :-)

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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Will have you hushed, relaxed and contemplative if you're the type who likes discovering hidden gems, and lost treasures. I'd love to go back there, sit down under one of the beautiful Teak trees and just soak in the magic of what has been, and what is left beautifully.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I loved Preah Khan - it was the only temple with a small historical museum-type exhibit at the entrance. There was a lot of information about the temple and the restoration. Truly beautiful, and I learned how it differed from the other Angkor temples that were built as Hindu temples. Many people are desperate for work and will want to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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52 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Preah Khan doesn't get the attention is deserves from the visiting public, but it is well recognised as evidenced by the restoration works still being done by the World Monuments Fund (WMF). Its quietness is a welcome change from some of the more popular temples, and one can usually wander this huge edifice in peace, exploring its many wonders. Don't... More

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Bundarra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a great site to visit and take in all the sculptures and history that surrounds this location. Very well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Amazing sculpture, loads of corridors to explore, atmospheric tree-roots climbing over the walls, and far fewer tourists than the more central temples. Get your tuk-tuk driver to drop you at one entrance and pick you up at the far end, to avoid having to walk all the way back. This is a big site!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

i really liked this one, nice and quiet and easy to miss as it is just outside Thom, you will know you are there as there are food stalls on the opposite side of the road

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Great and interesting site. One of my favourites and large enough to explore. Was there around 8am and lots of guides hanging around playing loud games and pop music on their phones. Somewhat ruined the atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Great temple, less tourists than the other big three and a quiet location really get that first time explorer feeling, just one thing annoying is the police officers who "help take photos" of the stupa and demand money! Otherwise all great!!

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Tripoli, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This temple is a bit more far-flung than some go to, so we had several occasions where we were the only people among the stone galleries and walks. Sections are crumbling into the jungle and are only just preserved, so it retains the hint of adventure rather than being restored and revamped.

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