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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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Day Trip to Preah Vihear Temple and Koh Ker UNESCO Site from Siem Reap
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Full Day Koh Ker and Beng Mealea Exploration from Siem Reap

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Along the way back from Steung Treng to Siem Reap Province we stopped here for lunch and also visit the temple. For foreigner need to buy ticket cost 10$ each. The temple is quite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Along the way back from Steung Treng to Siem Reap Province we stopped here for lunch and also visit the temple. For foreigner need to buy ticket cost 10$ each. The temple is quite amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great temple to visit, quite incredible. Although a bit derelict now and fallen down it is still absolutely stunning. Take about an hour to wander around and take it all in. It is quite a big site to look around. You need to stop at the ticket office which is 7k from the site to buy your tickets, €10... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on our day trip from Siem Reap that first hit the amazing Preah Vihear. There are some lovely temples here in this complex, especially the 5 temples overgrown with fig trees.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 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 July 1, 2016 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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