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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...more
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| 100 Km North of Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This series of temples is off the beaten track out of Siem Reap. Well worth spending time exploring the numerous small temples hidden along the trail. The main temple of Koh Ker is just incredible with amazing views from the top.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jenny255068
Reviewed 1 week ago

-the major surprise of my visit to Siem Reap and Angkor Wat area. Koh Ker centrepiece is a temple built up over multiple large terraces that gives it a pyramid appearance. You are still allowed to go where you wish (unlike at most other sites)...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lux2lessworld
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Despite the distance from Siem Reap the temples here are well worth the visit. They aren’t too crowded and can be combined with a trio to Beng Mealea. Sadly like so many places in South East Asia overrun at times with Chinese tour groups that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank matts869
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

It is a beautiful temple built look like Pyramid and especially when we climb up on top of temple it is beautiful views surroundings with the forest.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank phyrunl
Reviewed September 6, 2018

An ancient capital of the Khmer Empire with an awesome pyramid in its center and dozens of smaller Shiva temples surrounding it - situated in an beautiful forest. It takes a 2 hours and 20 minutes drive from Siem Reap, but the journey really is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stephan1000
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Koh Ker temples group famous home temples in 10th-century temple complex in the north Cambodian jungle. A former capital of the Khmer Empire.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cambodia local T
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Koh Ker Temple group is amazing, the awe inspiring pyramid Prasat Thom at the centre took our breath away. As we entered through the temples entrances and gates we were taking our time, soaking in all the beautiful carvings and lovely buildings. We were taking...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Shino1957
Reviewed July 20, 2018

We came here with Bayon Tours from Siem Reap. The main temple is impressive and the climb to the top is worth it but there are 40 temples scattered around the Koh Ker historic park so there's definitely more to see than just the one....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank dbaaronson
Reviewed May 31, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Iswanto P
Reviewed May 29, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Malar28
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July 14, 2018|
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Response from Iswanto P | Reviewed this property |
another guide and driver, for second opinion. Young guy which his service I enjoyed. Mr Van Vireak. He is in tripadvisor rank #5.
May 26, 2018|
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Response from Iswanto P | Reviewed this property |
Try Van Vireak. He is in tripadvisor rank #5. Contact him directly
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Response from BestAngkorGuide | Reviewed this property |
The best time is around 8:00 am or 4:30 pm
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Kate S
Temple/trekking tour with camping (not luxury safari type) (3 Replies)
Hi everyone. Seeking some advice from those in the know - is anyone aware of an organisation that does a 2 day, 1 night trekking/temple tour where you camp somewhere near the temples? My partner and I are heading to Cambodia in June 2014 and would love to do something like this - I did something similar in China a few years ago where we camped on the Great Wall and it was an incredible experience. I've found one trip though MinMax Travel, from Siem Reap to Koh Ker Temple COmplex that seems to...More
January 01, 2014|
Response fromAndrew_Alin|
I dunno, but $250/person sounds a bit pricey just going out to prasat koh keh ... for 2 of you, that's $500 ... that's a serious bit of money for a 2d/1n trip in cambodia for anything, fancy or otherwise ... If you could get yourself out to sro yong koh keh (that's the largest cluster of villages near prasat koh keh -- about 10mins drive away by moto), I'm sure I could find some villagers happy to take you hiking around koh keh plus half a dozen other smaller temples in that area, organize...More
Ottawa, Canada
Seeking advice (1 Replies)
Hello I have a small itinerary as below. Any advice/observations? My interest is photography. I will go to Angkor Wat for 2 seperate days in addition to the below. Day 1: Siem Reap: - Angkor Wat - Angkor Thom ( Soughtgate, Bayon, Elephant Terrece ) - Ta Prohm ( Tomb Raider movie made ) Day 2 : Siem Reap - Preah Vihear-Siem Reap: Leaving Siem Reap at 6:00 am, - visit Koh Ker temple - Visit Preah Vihear and then You will see Preah Vihear temple. Day 3 : Siem Reap: ...More
December 09, 2017|
konsul f
Koh Ker (1 Replies)
Hello, we are planning our trip in cambodia (in december) and like to visit Koh Ker temple. We' re going to have our own car and driver. Is it better to go from Kampong Thom or Siam Reap? Is it possible to visit Preah Khan as well? Thanks!
October 24, 2010|
Response fromManeki-neko|
Probably easier to visit Koh Ker from Konpong Thom. And yes, you could probably do Preah Khan en route, probably woudl be a good idea to get en early start so you can spend a couple/few hours at each site.