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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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Rolus Group of Temples

Bakong along with Preah Ko and Lolei are a collection of monuments representative of the remains of Haniharalaya , the first major capital of the Angkoian kingdom. The temples... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Bakong along with Preah Ko and Lolei are a collection of monuments representative of the remains of Haniharalaya , the first major capital of the Angkoian kingdom. The temples are dedicated to the Hindu gods Shiva and Vishnu. The bas-reliefs are some of the earliest surviving examples of Khmer art. Visit early - though the morning we visited it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Wonderful, amazing and interesting. There is much to explore and see and learn. get a good guide who can really explain the history of the site.

Curitiba, PR
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11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I love when the place has not a lot of tourist, so, this was really good! :) Not one of the famous ones, so, it's not a must see.

Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

First Khmer temple built in late 9 th C during the reign of Indra varman is one of the temples worth visiting.the Long hall is its attractive part.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Another wonderful ancient ruin in the Ankor complex... Tall with steep steps but well worth the effort for the view alone, never mind the wonders of the temple itself! Would disagree with other reviews that it can't be done in flip flops but care is needed. We visited around 10 am followed by the other two temples in the Roluos... More 

Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Bakong is yet another beautiful temple close to Siem Reap and Angkor Wat. This temple has a library connected to it, as most of them do, and is easy to access. The temple itself is very high, you can climb the stairs up to the top and the reward is a beautiful Buddha statue. The stairs are steep, but definitely... More 

London, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Some of the largest individual stones we saw anywhere in Angkor - don't miss the massive shaped steps at the base of each flight of steps: imagine moving them with only manpower, ropes and levers. Much less crowded that the major temples and correspondingly less frantic.

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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A lovely temple with the most gorgeous Lions at the entrances used as 'Dwarapalakas' Guardians of the shrines. The temple is like a stepped up pyramid. Another temple worth seeing in Cambodia.

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The temple at Roluos group were must older than of Angkor Group.This Beautiful temple is on the way to Phnom Penh not far from Siem Reap.But there few tourists.We can climb up the temple and have a nice view.There are 3 temple in Roluos group but only this one is big.The others 2 are small temple.

Baltimore, Maryland
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39 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The best of the Roluos group. There are still some good stone elephants, several levels to climb, some outer walls. Nearby is an active Wat with monks, who were doing yard work when I was there. At the food place, I got a cold coconut for $1, and a 'krama' (cotton scarf) for $2.

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