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Address: Roluos, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Description: Built in the late 9th century by Indravarman I, this is the state temple...
Built in the late 9th century by Indravarman I, this is the state temple dedicated to Shiva as Indreshvara.
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Another nice place

Many temples and shrines to watch in this area, and this one is among the ones you should visit and see.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Many temples and shrines to watch in this area, and this one is among the ones you should visit and see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Folks fixate on the main complex at Angkor Wat and the other sites such as Bayon and Ta Prohm, but this one is a less-traveled complex that offers a challenging but not insurmountable climb to the top, which pays off in a beautiful vista.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Bakong is one of the 3 of the Roulous Group Temples in Roulous. Its actually one of the first temple mounts constructed byt the Khmer rulers in the 9th c. Its a fairly large temple mount with a moat and some interesting sculptures around the area, definatley dont miss out on the rolous Group especially Bakong

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

When I visited this temple, the entrance path had all kind of beautiful coloured flowers to the sides. So the temple was set in all colours. It is nice to see this temple has a modern Budist temple next to it, this makes sure the old temple has some activity to it. Worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Wat Bakong (dedicated to Lord Shiva)was built in late 9th century by King Indravarman 1 and its the first temple that's been constructed using sandstone. Bakong temple is under Roluos group and it's quite far away from angkor thom but you can still use the daily pass for entry. Try to visit in the morning because the the weather will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent small temple and very much worth going the small distance out of SR. Biggest problem is that the Buddhist buildings have been built right on the temple grounds. A 20th century eyesore on a 9th century antiquity. Also the obnoxious donation box labeled "For the Sick Monk." Can't these guys get a real job. Almost as bad as American... More 

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Although it has become more popular lately, Bakong is still a very peaceful place. It is located about 15 Kilometers outside of Siem Reap in the town of Roluos, so a visit can be made by Tuk-Tuk no problem. The temple itself predates Angkor Wat by several hundred years and was the state temple of the ancient royal capital of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

While I guess visiting Angkor Wat is necessary, it is actually the most commercial and most overly cleared of the temples. The jungle still edges up to many of the others, while others are less crowded and more fun to explore. Being further out Bakong was an excellent place to visit. It was actually the first of the tower temples... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The largest and most interesting of the Roluos temples and has an active Buddhist monastery attached. Hearing the chanting from the monks or the reciting of verses from the school children gives the temple "life". Dedicated to Shiva and representing Mount Meru it ascends upward on a five tier pyramid of sandstone. Easy to climb and the view from the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This was our third and final day of temples we saw, it was a short drive,15km out of town, about half an hour in a Tuk Tuk. So glad we did, as it was a beautiful walk over a moat to see this old temple which is more intact than many of the more recent ones. Amazing how well these... More 

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Address: Roluos, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Siem Reap Province  >  Siem Reap

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