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Baphuon Temple

Angkor Tom, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ranked #22 of 97 attractions in Siem Reap
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Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
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Shanghai, China
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Like Angkor Wat and I am sure others, children under 12 and pregnant women are not allowed to climb up the temple. Disappointing and I am not sure why this rule exists. Frustrating when visiting with children (5 and 7) who are great climbers and I believe would have been safe… Certainly we have climbed many temples in other countries... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Baphuon temple it is best temple in siem reap . it in side Bayon temple , it is far siem reap town about 8km. it is very hinge , it have a lot caving on the wall.

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

Famous for its now barely-recognisable, elevated 40 m sleeping Buddha on the west side - which it took me two visits to actually identify - Baphuan is one of the larger temples in the area. Much EFEO work continues, but I believe that there are more impressive temples for the newcomer to visit. The approach via the 200m sandstone walkway... More

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Sungai Petani, Malaysia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The main attraction of this place is basically how high up it is, so if you're not a person that's impressed by heights this might not be your kind of thing. This temple's structure is much simpler than the other temples in Angkor Thom but it makes up for that with its size. I was very impressed by how massive... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Worth to visit!! Hire a tuk tuk driver and tour guide to visit here. The tour guide will plan the itinerary for you.

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Manila, Philippines
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went here on our own without a tour guide. We were not informed that wearing shorts for women is not allowed. And too bad I was wearing shorts because it was too hot in Siem Reap! So I was forced to buy local pants sold around Angkor Thom. This temple is pretty high. It's beautiful but prepare your legs... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

After visiting Bayon Temple, Baphuon is a bit of a let down. You might want to check it out first before exploring Bayon. Walk around the temple and take advantage of the tall trees and their shade. Checking out the grounds is more worth your time than checking out the ruins.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Another great structure within the Angkor Thom area, don't forget to take the stairs all the way up, and head to the back of the complex as well to spot the sleeping Buddha!

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Gateshead, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Moving from the Bayan Temple and heading towards the Terrace of Elephants you will find a superbly restored smaller temple called the Baphuon Temple which looks very large and impressive as you walk towards it through the various water storage lakes and along its raised walkway. Seemingly it is not a big as it seems, but it does stand out... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Very close to the Bayon in the middle of Angkor Thom complex at the end of a raised walkway. A Hindu temple from the mid 11thC recently restored. Easily combined with visits to other nearby temples within walking distance.

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