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Address: Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Incredible Pyramid in Cambodia

Prasat Baksei Chamkrong, built by king Harshavarman is the only known pyramid style temple built by the Khmer. Located just south of Angkor Thom, it is part of the Angkor Wat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2016
Russell H
Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Prasat Baksei Chamkrong, built by king Harshavarman is the only known pyramid style temple built by the Khmer. Located just south of Angkor Thom, it is part of the Angkor Wat archeological park. Although Baksei Chamkrong is an isolated temple, it is definitely worth a short visit. And you must climb to the top to appreciate the incredible view. My... More 

Thank Russell H
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Baksei Chamkrong is an interesting temple. It is in quite well shape. If you want to climb up, take the stairs on the northern side. This is a simple temple, one tower on top of it, but amazing though. While in Angkor, don't miss this either.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

Impressive temple in it's own right but everyone is in a hurry to get to the South Gate of Angkor Thom. Do stop here. Plenty to see and no crowds. You can also see the back side of this from the path going up to see Bakheng.

Thank highburychampion
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Supposingly the first one constructed with bricks. The name means "The Bird Who Shelters Under Its Wings" coming from a legend. A large bird landed and protected the King, trying to save Angkor, under its wings. The steps are not a easy task, we decided not to go up.

Thank Road20years
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This is a great little temple that is so easy to get to, but hardly anyone seems to stop here. The steps at the front are difficult to climb - it's way easier to climb up from the back. This is just a great place to view - anywhere else in the world it would be a major feature.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This was one of the hidden treasures that had not one tourist in sight. My tour guide brought me here while visiting other temples that were crawling with tourists and to my surprise there was not one tourist in this temple. Beautiful temple......

2 Thank sup409
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A temple that receives less publicity and little visitors. It is situated about 80 metres from South Gate of Angkor Thom. Built of bricks and laterite, this four storey pyramid shaped temple has steps on all four sides leading to the top tower. Best visited in the morning, it is a good place to stop and enjoy the views of... More 

2 Thank nellielim
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Every day thousands of visitors pass by and look at Baksei Chamkrong from their tuk-tuks and buses but few stop to actually walk up to it. It is located just before the Angkor Thom South Gate (where everyone stops to take pictures) and predates the construction of Angkor Thom.

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Heswall, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Small and serene. Thankfully for us this site was bypassed by the tour buses. An early four tiered pyramid temple topped by single sanctuary and is in reasonably good condition. You can climb to the top but the steps are narrow and steep (use the southern staircase). There are some also some nice carvings, If you have time, stroll a... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Baksei Chamskrong attracts you like a magnet from a distance. The very sight of the pyramidal base with a shrine on top is imposing and worth contemplating before one actually gets up close. There are steps on all four sides, but you have to choose carefully which ones to use to go up and climb down, since some of them... More 

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