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“Not for small children” 3 of 5 stars
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Baphuon Temple
Angkor Tom, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ranked #45 of 195 things to do in Siem Reap
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“Not for small children”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

If you have small children with you give this temple a pass. the reason being that children under 12 years are not alowed in the temple because of the steep climb. The guard at the gate will say no. You can still circle around the right and and see the temple from the bank on the side. Going this way also leads to a giant tree that makes good photo shot and then leadson to the back of Phimeanakas Old Gate. (Another place where children are not alowed because of the steep steps.

Visited February 2014
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“Just stunning!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

This place is one of the highlights of the trip to Angkor Tom - so long as you can manage the climb to the top. Despite the signs of decay and the desperate need for restart of the restoration work, there is still so much to be seen and to be amazed by.

Visited January 2014
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“Another great temple.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

There are unique carvings at the entrance of this temple. A steep ladder takes you to the top of the temple. However I missed the recling Buddha to the west of the temple. Lots of repairs are still needed.

Visited January 2014
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“Beware the steep climb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

The view is well-worth the climb, but if you have trouble with mobility, you should give this one a miss. A beautiful uncrowded visit, we visited just after sunrise in the morning mist.

Visited January 2014
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“Wonderful View from the Top”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Baphuon Temples found in the Angkor Thom. You should not miss this temple because the view is absolutely amazing. There is a long bridge going into the front east gate and the ruins are fabulous. I cant explain in words you just have to go there. I would say this place is a must if you are visiting Siem Reap. You can also climb up three levels to get a view of everything around. You have to go!

Visited January 2014
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