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Address: | 100 Km North of Siem Reap, Cambodia
Phone Number: 095 89-99-93
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Koh Ker, three hours from Siem Reap, served as the capital of the Khmer...

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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Magnificent !!!!

An amazing experience , this temple is about 2 hours drive from Siem Reap . An amazing experience . It isn't well known at the moment . Get in before the crowds arrive in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Glenn B
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing experience , this temple is about 2 hours drive from Siem Reap . An amazing experience . It isn't well known at the moment . Get in before the crowds arrive in the coming years .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are a number of distinct temples to see in this area, all of which are basically deserted early in the morning. Well worth the journey to avoid the crowds you must join elsewhere.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Koh Ker is a very large site with a lot of temples. It is worth visiting and you can easily spend a whole day there. We hired a car and it cost $90. It took around 2.5 hours from Siem Reap to Koh Ker. Be prepared to start early. Here are some interesting temples that we visited: - Prasat Pram-... More 

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Battambang, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

We made a detour on our way back from Preah Vihear to visit this temple and were pleased we did. My first impression was a bit disappointed as there didn't seem to be a lot of ruins and they were under restoration. However, make sure that you go all the way to the back and you will find the jewel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

After a two hour trip, we arrived at this place from Siem Reap. So you need a van or good jeep for the ride. The temple itself has little sculptures but going up the top is worth a while, at least for photographers. There are other smaller temples as well that make the trip more rewarding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We had the pleasure of visiting Koh Ker with a private guide on a day trip from Siem Reap. It's about an hour and a half drive and paired will with Beng Mealea. I had read reviews here and viewed photos, but was surprised to learn on arrival that Koh Ker is made up of many temples. Each had it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

After reading some reviews on tripadvisor, we booked a trip with Narin from Angkor VIP Tours in Siem Reap. We booked as a 2 day trip with an overnight in Sra Em to also visit Preah Vihear temple and went to Koh Ker group of temples on the way up north. It was a very interesting temple and with Narin's... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

We visited Koh Ker along with Preah Vihear and Beng Mealea on a day trip from Siem Reap. Koh Ker has a main temple area along with several small temples. While the main temples were grand and impressive, I expected more given the $10 ticket price. If you decide to visit Koh Ker, skip Preah Vihear and combine it with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

We visitedKoh Ker with Beng Malea and Preah Vihear. It was one day trip with local guide Narin. His service was excellent - he is good driver, he knows many about temples and he is very

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

the temple is interesting for its pyramid shape and the walk up but considering the innumerable ruins available in and around siem reap its not worth it if you are short of time. We did it as part of day trip to beng melea and preah vihear and had a very nice lunch here thanks to our guide narin who... More 

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