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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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Early state temple with good bas reliefs

If you have time Bakong is worth a quick visit along with Preah Ko and Lolei (the three are collectively known as the Roulous Group) – a great place to begin your visit to Siem... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Heswall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

If you have time Bakong is worth a quick visit along with Preah Ko and Lolei (the three are collectively known as the Roulous Group) – a great place to begin your visit to Siem Reap to better understand the chronology of Angkor’s temples and to ease yourselves into the more strenuous climbs at most of the other sites. Bakong... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is a 9th century temple and is in great condition. Less people go here but should its in very good shape for its History and will impress all who make the effort to go. More steps and walking but think of the the great exercise !!

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248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
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.

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Curitiba, PR
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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.

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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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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 

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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 

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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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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.

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