Ta Keo
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bob2bkk
Bangkok, Thailand5,905 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
Up from Ta prohm temple and not far from Victory Gate is a towering structure built around the years 975-1000. As with most temples then it was built for one of the reigning kings. It's built entirely of sandstone, the first of its kind. It is a difficult climb up stone stairs with no railings. I do not recommend it unless you are agile and in the best of conditions. One of the more appealing temple structures.
Written April 2, 2020
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Bec
Birmingham, UK546 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
This was my absolute favourite out of all the temples! We were completely alone, apparently it’s not overly visited as there are little to no carvings.
I thought it was amazing. We could climb the original steps all the way to the top and there are panels with carved Sanskrit.
Definitely make the journey if you have the time.
Written September 2, 2022
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Beth
Bristol, UK1,157 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Our guide actually pre warned us of these stairs "if you dont like heights, dont go up". I didnt gonup and I'm very glad I didnt, I would have struggled to get up and back down again. So steep!! My partner went up though and he said it housed a mini temple and buddha at the top. I think there enough of them to see around about without killing yourself on the stairs.
Written February 16, 2020
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Soko37
Budapest, Hungary12,369 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Not knowing what to expect and our tuk tuk driver told us Hubble to be careful about stairs. It was so simple to climb up. Luckily having good shoes, dried stones and but exercise. It took some effort on the way up and downstairs. Rather high and unique, definitely experience for teenagers. Really happy, it was on our small circuit list for Siem Reap temples ride. Recommended but think about shoes 👠 skills and good weather. Not so many people being there and made it bit peaceful
Written May 1, 2023
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Ana-Maria B
Cluj-Napoca, Romania1,348 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Before you go, make sure you have story shoes and are in reasonable physical condition (no need to hit the gym, there were retirees and children doing it, but if you are not steady on your feet, accidents may happen).
A bit off the beaten track, this temple does not have decorations, but it is still very impressive by size alone. Climb to the top, enjoy the view and hold on tight when going back down - no rails to hold on to!
Written December 17, 2023
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Jo-Ann
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia17,214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Friends
So excited to see the height. Tough to climb though as the steps were for small feet! Great view at the top. Climbing down is a hmmmm moment.
Written September 24, 2019
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forestgraham
Chester, UK192 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016
Five towers rest on the fifth tier pyramid affording views of the surrounding jungle. Jayavarman V's first temple, built when he was just 17. It's thought that the temple was hit by lightning (bringing a curse of bad luck), ceasing building just before the more elaborate and decorative carvings could commence.

This is a steep stepped temple that requires a level of fitness to scale and although it lacks the glamour of some of the other major temples it has the advantage of fewer visitors.
Written December 7, 2016
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Lanie C
Olongapo, Philippines180 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Couples
We had a 3-day pass to the temples. On our 1st day, we trekked Angkor Wat and the petite circuit temples in the following order: Sra Srang, Banteay Kdei, Ta Prohm, Ta Keo and lastly before lunch, Thommanon. In the afternoon we toured Angkor Thom: Terrace of the Elephants, Leper King, Phimeanakas, Baphuon & Bayon in that exact order. That completes the petite circuit temples on our day 1.

Ta Keo was such a steep climb; didn’t make it to its peak ‘cause I suddenly felt fear for heights and the thought of rolling down the steep steps from such an altitude weakened my knees. And besides, my rubber shoes' too big to fit the ridiculous run. Unlike the other temples, Ta Keo does not have an alternative wood planks and railing to make the climb comfortable. You have no choice but take the challenge. In my case, I got suddenly scared in the middle of the climb. Going down is equally terrifying. Maybe because I was all by myself climbing. It could have been easier to have someone look after you or catch you should you trip.

So I promise to myself the next time I go back to Siem Reap I'm gonna climb it to the peak. I really regret not making it to Ta Keo's Peak :(
Written August 28, 2012
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BettyandLingShing
Malaysia638 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2010
I am quite suprised that only a few people had wrote about Ta Keo. As an unfinished temple, a height of 45 m (15 stories building) is amazing. The building of the temple was initiated by Jayavarman V, but never completed after the king's death.

The temple looked "square" without any fine-tuned sculptures and bas-reliefs. It is easy to access, as it located just beside the main road east to Angkor Thom. It is a prominent structure and you will never miss it on your way from Angkor Thom to Ta Prohm.

For more of my experience in Siem Reap and Angkor Archaeological Park, please visit my blog at:
http://bettyandlingshing.blogspot.com/2010/12/preah-khan-and-ta-prohm.html
Written January 11, 2011
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FootyboyMalaysia
Malaysia624 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Pronounced "Ta Kao", this is an unfinished temple we are told. Don't expect the ornate or elaborate carvings, etc. It is quite bare and yet one of my favourites. Here's why:

It stands over 150 feet and even in its unfinished state, is quite imposing; Unlike Angkor Wat where different levels are separated with walkways and each different level is quite far apart, this temple's levels are all very close by thus making it look as if it was a straight incline; Stand at the bottom and you will not be able to see the top - it is steep; It makes a good, steep climb, which is one of the reasons why I like it.

Why not, after all, the top level of Angkor Wat is still closed (as at end August 2008) and one would be 'deprived' of having to climb up the narrow and steep steps of Angkor Wat - which is always the talking point of every visitor. So, Ta Keo will give you an alternative 'fix'.
Written September 4, 2008
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