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Koh Ker Temple

| 100 Km North of Siem Reap, Cambodia
+855 95 899 993
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Full Day Koh Ker and Beng Mealea Exploration from Siem Reap
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$199.00*
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Day Trip to Preah Vihear Temple and Koh Ker UNESCO Site from Siem Reap
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Koh Ker, three hours from Siem Reap, served as the capital of the Khmer empire from 928 to 944, and was built under King Jayavarman IV under whose reign colossal sculptures and lingas were constructed, leading to charges of megalomania. Some of the lingas remain, though the sculptures have been removed to the museum in Phnom Penh. The site, which has only recently been demined, is dominated by Prasat Thom, a 30 meter high pyramid temple. In view of the distance, there are far fewer crowds here, making a visit an easier and more pastoral experience.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| 100 Km North of Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Koh Ker is a remote temples area in northern Cambodia about 120 kilometres (75 mi) away from Siem Reap and the ancient site of Angkor. It is a very jungle filled region that is sparsely populated. More than 180 sanctuaries were found in a protected...More

Thank Iswanto P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The temple ok for visit due it not as expected as saw in review websites. The place need more well maintain. Do wear long (under knee) attire to visit this temple and the fee entrance is USD10. The tickets counter staffs also did aware us...More

Thank Malar28
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Organized a day for our driver to Koh Ker took around 2 hours to get out to the temple from Siem Reap leaving at around 8am as to avoid traffic. The Temple has stairs on the side for you to work your way up to...More

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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

The group of this ancient city got several ruins and the special one is Prasat Thom that had similar style to Mayan temples in Central America. Our family really enjoyed this day trip and this wonderful trip happened with wonderful guide Sampho.

Thank Hvandy
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Reviewed March 27, 2018

Koh Ker is more a collection of temples rather than just one temple. This is very different to Angkor Wat in terms of people, you are of the tourist trail and will have temples pretty much to yourself. Guide and driver is the best way...More

Thank Bezi
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

It's a long drive from Siem Reap but the "Mayan Style Temple" is spectacular. Whilst most tourists only see the main temple, there are some smaller temples scattered along the road through the park but virtually no visitors. A combined visit with Beng Melea should...More

Thank Roben
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Reviewed February 14, 2018

You can actually hike all the way to the top of this temple and get a good view of the surrounding countryside. Good place to stop for lunch at the restaurants in front of the site as well.

Thank Jenni L
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Reviewed February 1, 2018

What a gorgeous temple. The gateway to enter is so magical, it made me feel like an explorer in the 1900's. The pyramid reminded me of the grandeur of Tikal in Guatelmala. You can climb to the top and enjoy the view. An unforgettable experience.

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Reviewed January 10, 2018

Honestly I wasn't impressed with the pyramid, after 3 hours drive from SR. Too much in ruins, nothing really to see. Climbed to the top for a view that was nice of the forests all around. There are many other ruins and lingas to be...More

2  Thank Satyabrata
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Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

me and my friend choose Koh Ker to the first place in Siem Reab .This place has so many curious about Pyramid and the Temple .There also have some energy in. u will see their is no giant tree grown up on the pyramid even...More

Thank Pokawee J
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surapureddybipin
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Response from Pokawee J | Reviewed this property |
Reasonable price
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November 6, 2017|
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Response from Kamsan S | Reviewed this property |
The best time is around 8:00 am or 4:30 pm
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