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Private Day Tour of Preah Vihear Off the Beaten track
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Private Day Tour of Preah Vihear Off the Beaten track

By Angkor Cab
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Ages 0-120
Duration: 10h
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Live guide: English
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  • Hotel pickup and Hotel or chaom border drop-off
  • O'Smach Border dropoff(tour option)
  • Bottled water
  • Driver Guide
  • Private tour
What's not included
  • Truck to mountain top US$25 per truck return
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch about US$10 per person
  • Entrance fees US$10 per person
  • Entry/Admission - Preah Vihear Temple


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We will pick up anywhere around Siem Reap city just inform the hotel names, Boutique, hostels or rental points.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 26033P6

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Please choose one of the O'Smach options - if that's your final destination
        • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 26033P6

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          Preah Vihear is one of the most beautiful located along with Cambodia - Thailand border, Preah Vihear been listed as a world heritage sights in 2008 which was a conflict between the Cambodian and Thai army fight for territory and temple. The war start in 2008 and ended in 2011 after Cambodia won at ICJ. Preah Vihear was built by 3 kings and it takes over 300 years to built, Yasovarman I ( 889-910 ) in 893, Suryavarman I ( 1002-1049 ) and finally complete by King Suryavarman II ( 1113-1150 ) which known as the King who built Angkor Wat, located on top of Dang Rek mountain 550 meters high. The main purpose of the temple is the mountain temple which is the symbolism of sacred mountain “Meru” where is the abode of all the gods of Hindu. From Siem Reap, we drive across many local villages, plantations, and a lot of local activities along the way. It takes around 3 hours each way.
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        • Angkor Cab
          333
          Siem Reap, Cambodia
          Joined in April 2015
        • richardvB8920SK
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Don't miss this tour
          The tour was absolutely wonderful. Panha has given us a nice inside to what life is like in this fisherman's village. This tour should be on every travellers list. We definitely wouldn't wanted to miss this.
          Written July 17, 2024
        • 961riazk
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          Best Tour Guide in Town, don't bother going with anyone else!
          Best Tour Guide in Town, don't bother going with anyone else! Panha is simply wonderful, his spoken English is perfect, he takes trouble to make you feel absolutely comfortable . And most importantly his driving is soooo safe, amongst the craziness of tuk tuk drivers and trucks buzzing around the roads and highways - don't forget to factor this into your choice. Well educated, highly knowledgeable, and I liked the fact he didn't promote all kinds of other tours and activities like others do. Highly recommended. RK from London UK.
          Written July 14, 2024
        • leighsS6290PO
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A must for ALL visiting Siem Reap!!
          This tour was suggested by our airport transfer representative Panha - a very professional, friendly and knowledgeable rep who spoke excellent English. The tour itself was one that all visiting Siem Reap should experience. It most definitely was thought provoking, provided a reality check, and left us with memories of a working Cambodian community that shall remain in our hearts and minds for years to come! To the people of Kompong Phluk Community! ❤️❤️❤️ Panha, thank dearly for sharing this experience with my Mum and I! 🌟🌟
          Written July 13, 2024
        • Nagaratnam S
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Three day tour for a group of 15 plus airport pickup & drop off
          We are a group of 15 high school friends and wives, visiting Siem Reap for four days. We are all seniors, mostly retirees, having such reunion annually. We were looking for a vehicle that can take us around comfortably for the three days of site seeing and picking us at the airport and dropping us off there. The group consisted of people coming from Australia, Canada, US, UK, and Norway. After discussing our needs with a few drivers in Siem Reap, we decided to go with Panha. He was not the cheapest. He provided a minibus (supposed to be 25 seater) with driver. He also arranged a guide for three days. We got him to buy the tickets for all attractions and also for the Apsara performance with buffet dinner. Everything worked out fine, thanks to Panha’s professionalism. He would meet us at 6:00 pm on the previous evening to discuss the plans for the following day and remained in contact 24/7. In hindsight, I wish we paid a bit more and had a larger bus which may have been more comfortable. Panha speaks excellent English and writes well too. With a pleasant smile on his dial all the time, he was quite flexible and understanding. When paying him in US$ notes, make sure the notes are clean, without any marks or folds. We got into trouble😂. I strongly recommend his services.
          Written June 1, 2024
        • gerth700
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Siam Reap and beyond
          Beyond Excellent!!! Three magic days with Panha Ngoun where we saw and learned more about the historic sites as well as the contemporary societies than we ever expected. Panha is a living encyclopedia with a pleasant personality and outstanding driving skills. We got more than a tourguide but a friend we stil are in contact with and look forward to meet again and introduce to others.
          Written November 13, 2023
        • jodic111
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Outstanding off the beaten track temple tour
          Outstanding "off the beaten track" experience. We were pick up from our hotel in a modern clean minivan but our driver. The driver was the guide and was full immersed in the temples visited. This isnt Angkor Wat tour but an off the beaten track to temple ruins that are much older. Each question asked received a friendly, knowledgeable answer. Wonderful experience and highly recommended. The highlight was visiting temples than were not on the tourist route. Overall all it was an excellent experience.
          Written August 20, 2023
        • OnAir40879450427
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Siem Reap private tour
          Panha drove us to many destinations safely. He was very helpful and punctual. Where we wished to visit particular venues, he was able to provide advice on ticketing, refreshments and shopping. He has a wealth of knowledge of Siem Reap, and I felt that before he offered a recommendation, he used his experience to make suggestions that felt individualised for my situation, which was really lovely.
          Written August 6, 2023
        • Vivian_Likes_Bubbles
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Good balance
          Tour guide and his friend Udom guided me and my boyfriend for a 3 days tour, visited 3 temples a day and they suggested a lot of possibilities to us. They have let us know a lot of Cambodia history and current situation, they did more than just driving us around. They speaks well English, we spend our time in the temples ourselves and we always have good chat in the car, know a lot more about what we have seen. Its a good balance. And Udom always took us to nice place for lunch (good balance of local and also presentable with local taste of food) and prepare cold water for us! Both of them have a clean, neat and tidy car, we almost over estimate how strong we are, its comfortable and it's what you need after climbing up temples under the big sun!
          Written May 28, 2023
        • Tourist48811268126
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Honest Friendly Caring
          Used Panha during my stay in Siem Reap Excellent experience in every aspect Speaks perfect English is interesting and caring. Panha can not do enough for you
          Written May 26, 2023
        • jaylR9893WG
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          Cambodia Temple Driver and Tour
          Knowledgeable English speaking driver and tour planner who can answer your questions and knows places for nice Cambodian cuisine along the way.
          Written May 24, 2023
        • Jay052988
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Joy Ride
          I dont leave any reviews often, I was backpacking to Cambodia and was concerned on my safety and luggage. I got him as cabby from Airport, I generally have an aversion towards strangers, but this guy was so friendly that I ended up book him for my entire holiday. he is so helpful, he speaks good English, Trustworthy and safe. I was just planning to visit Angor wat and didn't know about any spots. he devised the whole day for me and took me to amazing places. He was on time and patiently waited for me at all the places, no hurry or no complaints. I trusted him with my passport, money and the whole bag in the car and was out free without any worry. He helped me book bus ticket to phnom penh. he dropped me at the bus station and even waited till I left the place. Amazing chap, I totally recommend him.
          Written October 29, 2022
        • beach7houseLA
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent English skills/ great at follow up
          Hired Panha for several days to take us to many places. He was always on time and was great at following up using WhatsApp. He speaks English very well. He also took us to the Thai border and did a great job arranging to get us thru customs and having a Thai driver waiting for us when we got across the border. It was very hectic getting thru that Cambodian border town, and I highly recommend Panha's help in getting you thru with the least amount of hassle.
          Written October 26, 2022
        • jacobleach82
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          ABSOLUTELY AMAZING
          I started my journey straight off with Panha who was my ride from the airport, speaking enroute to my accommodation he understood very early in the conversation (his English on point) exactly what I wanted from my 8 days in Siem Reap. Having done all the major temples previously his recommendations of different places couldn't have been better. I ended up spending over 3 days with Panha over the course of my time in Siem Reap. Travelling all over Cambodia visiting many off the beaten track temples. Not being the most confident solo traveller these experiences I wouldn't have had without his recommendations or assistance. He planned the days around what I was after, made the greatest suggestions and spent hours driving me around, not a complaint, with great conversation. Allowed me to take my time at all the places we visited. Never rushed but super informative on distances we needed to travel. He knows how long places take to get to and even when I suggested alternatives his knowledge around this was exact! even if it had been suggested by other locals differently. Trust me, take his word for time frames. He knows his stuff. The 3 days saw me visit Banteay Srei, Preah Vihear, Koh ker, Beng Mealea, Kulean Mountains among many other places. Some over 5 hours drive away from Siem Reap. Experiences I could have only hoped for! I can't recommend him highly enough and would highly suggest anyone heading that way look him up. A genuine decent guy none of the hard sell, reliable, informative, upfront and honest. His pricing extremely fair for the service he offered. Thanks again Panha for taking the time to show me these places and allowing a most memorable 40th.
          Written September 22, 2022
        • Harry B
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great taxis service Siem Reap to Kampot
          Booked one way taxis from Siem Reap to Kampot, great door to door service, sorry cuts through Phnom Penh, very attentive driver, Ra, comfortable and safe vehicle, best price
          Written August 5, 2022
        • 636maaikeh
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          Perfect trip to a unbelievable place
          If you’re looking for a driver in Siem Reap I highly recommend Ngoun. We were a group of 4, he picked us up from the airport in a comfortable van with great AC, which I recommend having if you travel during the warm season. We had plenty of room and I think you could probably fit 6 or 7 ppl if needed. Ngoun spoke great English so it was very easy to communicate with him and he was available for all our trips we wanted to go on. He has great recommendations on day trip and local restaurants and took us all around Angkor Wat. His prices are probably the best in town. We used WhatsApp to contact him daily to schedule trips. Highly recommend Ngoun as a driver.
          Written July 10, 2022
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        lee b
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        May 2023
        We visited preah vihear temple with Panha late May, maybe our best day in Cambodia. Panha was very diligent with his service, he speaks perfect English and has a real passion for his country's history. the temple is absolutely spectacular sitting on top of a mountain near the Thai border. phana was happy to stop along the 2 hour drive for photos and coconuts. great adventure with a great guide.
        Written June 5, 2023
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        Dear Lee, Thanks so much for visiting Cambodia especially using my services again. Thanks for sharing your excellent experience with other travelers. I wish you all the best. Best regards Panha
        Written June 6, 2023
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        Ravi G
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        Apr 2023
        We were in Siem Reap in April 2023, when we hired a car from the airport to get to our hotel, ParkHyatt our driver was Panha. From there we decided to hire his service including the car for the rest of our time in Siem Reap. Panha speaks excellent English and as a guide his local knowledge is extremely good. He organised all our tours, tickets, recommended sites, meals including souvenir shops. He kept us entertained with very interesting conversations about history of Cambodia and many other topics. Panha is extremely trustworthy and a safe driver.
        Written June 23, 2023
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        Dear Ravi, Thanks so much for your review. I appreciate your help during your stay in Cambodia 🇰🇭. How are you? I hope you and Bron are doing well. Your review will bring me more future business for sure. Please have a wonderful day and good luck. Panha
        Written June 24, 2023
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        Sofia
        Madrid, Spain7 contributions
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        Panha picked us up from the airport and that same day he took us to watch the sunset at Kampong Pluk. It was a great experience and he is a great guide, with a very good level of English. After that first experience he became our trusted driver and guide in lovely Siem Reap and surroundings. We loved Cambodia, the amazing temples and the people. Thank you. We will come back!
        Written August 26, 2023
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        Hi Sofia, Greetings from Cambodia 🇰🇭! How are you and your family? Thank you so much for your support by dropping an excellent review, especially expressing your wonderful experience during your stay with my service I appreciate your help. Please have a wonderful day and good luck to you. Kind regards, Panha
        Written August 30, 2023
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        Navigator12236038971
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        Nov 2022 • Couples
        Panha was our private driver/tour guide for our whole stay in Cambodia. He speaks excellent English, is very reliable, caring and knowledgeable. Thanks to him we got to know a lot about the country, its history and everyday life. He took us to good local restaurants with typical food and had us taste various specialities. Panha would always organize the days according to our wishes. We most appreciated the wonderful boat rides and the hiking through rice fields and small farmer villages. I had especially asked to visit the circus school Phare in Battambang. Panha made it possible and I‘m grateful for that. It was a memorable experience. Thanks to Panha, the trip to Cambodia was one of my best!
        Written September 5, 2023
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        Dear Doris, Thanks 🙏 so much for supporting my business by reviewing an excellent rating to my service. I have had a great honor to serve you and Peter around my beautiful country Cambodia 🇰🇭. I really hope to serve you again next time. Sincerely yours, Panha
        Written September 7, 2023
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        Nick
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        We had a lovely time with Panha visiting various sites around Siam Reap. He was an excellent and friendly guide and spoke very good English. On one day he had other commitments but was able to arrange an equally good trip with his business associate. We would recommend to anyone!
        Written August 19, 2023
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        Dear Nick, How are you? Thanks so much for your support my business during your stay in Cambodia and thanks so much giving your experience to the next tourists who read your positive reviews. Please have a wonderful holiday in Cambodia and travel home. Kind regards Panha
        Written August 21, 2023
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        guslopez
        Seattle, WA4 contributions
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        Feb 2024 • Couples
        Panha is amazing! I highly recommend him for tours based out of Siem Reap. He is super knowledgeable, speaks excellent English, is very friendly, flexible with travel plans and pickup, and has a comfortable vehicle with lots of space.

        We booked Panha’s Preah Vihear tour because it was highly recommended. We wanted to see this place as its one of the most significant temples in Cambodia and a UNESCO World Heritage site, yet few visitors to Siem Reap ever make the journey. It’s an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva completed in the 12th century atop a mountain and along Cambodia’s borders with Thailand and Laos. This temple has an interesting history including military battles with Thailand only a decade and a half ago over ownership of the temple! And unlike the major temples of Angkor, it is not crowded.

        On the way back, Panha surprised us with a stop at Koh Ker, a massive temple in the form of a 7-tiered pyramid. And Koh Ker is one of the few pyramids in Cambodia you can actually climb, which we did. It’s not a difficult climb like some of the temples in Angkor since it has platforms for the different tiers. We also checked out another temple near Koh Ker, with trees from the jungle growing out of the temple, that we had all to ourselves with no other visitors!

        We enjoyed our day trip to Preah Vihear with Panha so much that we asked him to do an additional half-day trip the following day where we visited Bantea Srei and Beng Mealea. Bantea Srei is a 10th century Hindu temple in Siem Reap with detailed carvings in red sandstone. Beng Mealea was one of my favorite temples in all of Cambodia as its a ruined temple engulfed by the jungle. You visit the site along a raised platform that follows the interior. With the large trees growing up and around the whole temple, it is almost entirely in the shade. Truly breathtaking!

        We want to thank Panha for guiding us to these extraordinary places and creating such a memorable experience for our visit to Cambodia! Do reach out to Panha (Angkor Cab) if you want to enjoy private tours to some amazing places near Siem Reap!
        Written February 19, 2024
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        Dear Gus, Good morning, How are you? First I would love to say a huge thanks to you for your support my business during your stay in Siem Reap Cambodia. It was a great pleasure to serve you and your wife to visit Preah Vihear temple and surrounding temples. It was an honor for me to serve you and shared experiences for both of us I had a great time in serving you. Please enjoy your stay in Cambodia on cruise and good luck. Sincerely, Panha
        Written February 22, 2024
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        BENSAID M
        Grenoble, France4 contributions
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        Jan 2023 • Solo
        I met randomly Panha when landing at the airport ! It was not planned.

        I had a Super welcome from Panha, wonderful driver, very flexible, available and friendly to feel you welcome like at home.

        I booked a private tour in his confy SUV to visit his beautiful country.

        We went for a 3 days tour with a 3 days open ticket.

        Preah Vihear is located in Preah Vihear province around 240km from Siem Reap city.

        Preah Vihear is one of the best temple in Cambodia 🇰🇭.
        This temple built on the top of Dong Rek mountain 550 meters high.

        Visit this temple a great distance away from the tourist crowded.

        I enjoyed very much the scenery drive and love the temple so much.

        I highly recommended this temple to everyone.

        MERCI BEAUCOUP my friend Panha !
        Written September 16, 2023
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        Dear Bensaidm, Good Morning, Bensaidm how are you? I want to say thank you for your support by taking your time to write me an excellent review and thank for your kindness and support my work. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind regards Panha
        Written February 22, 2024
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        David S
        Valence, France11 contributions
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        Incredible experience discovering the main spots in Siem Reap. We were able to understand the culture and historical context thanks to Panha, who provided us the monuments history as well as the local point of view. He was taking care of us during the whole trip making an incredible experience during the 4 days that we were visiting Cambodia
        Written September 4, 2023
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        Dear David, I would love to say a huge thanks to you for your support my business during your stay in Cambodia 🇰🇭. It a great honor to serve you around my country. Please take good care. Kind regards Panha
        Written September 7, 2023
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        Alejandro r
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        Sep 2023 • Friends
        We spend 4 days in Siem Reap and we could not have a better induction trough the city thanks to Panha. He was more than just a guide. Thanks to him, we were able to visit the main monuments (including Ankor Wat but also other ones that are not as famous as Ankor but even more magic and beautiful). Panha provide us the historical
        Information in order to understand the context of each monument. I would recommend him 10000%!
        Written September 4, 2023
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        Dear alejandror, I appreciate your review Alejandro. It was a great pleasure to serve you around Cambodia 🇰🇭. Please have a wonderful holidays after Cambodia. Kind regards Panha
        Written September 7, 2023
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        Abiraami
        Klang, Malaysia1 contribution
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        Jun 2023
        I had an incredible trip to Preah Vihear with my travel agent, Panha. He managed to make our dream of visiting both Banteay Sri and Preah Vihear in one day a reality, despite other travel agents rejecting the idea. Our stay at Anantara Angkor Resort was lovely, and we kicked off our adventure with an early breakfast before departing around 7:30 am. Our first stop was Banteay Sri, and then we headed to the border to reach Preah Vihear.

        We arrived at Preah Vihear by 1 pm and had a fantastic 2-hour exploration. Despite the long journey, the breathtaking beauty of Preah Vihear made every bit of exhaustion worth it. Our return journey to the resort took around 3-4 hours, but what truly made the day special was Panha's company. He kept us entertained with captivating life stories and insightful updates about the country's development. We laughed, learned, and truly enjoyed ourselves throughout the day. Time flew by in those 3 hours of the journey, thanks to Panha's engaging narratives. Overall, it was an unforgettable experience that I would highly recommend to anyone looking for an adventurous and enjoyable trip.
        Written August 13, 2023
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        Dear abissiva, Thanks so much for taking the time to write me an excellent review especially explaining the wonderful experience you did with us. I appreciate it. I wish you are all doing great and best of luck. Kind regards, Panha
        Written August 14, 2023
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