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Address: 7 Makara Street, Wat Bo Village | Salakamreuk Commune, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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+855 12 326 371

Phnom Bakheng served as the temple mountain of the first city of Angkor....

Phnom Bakheng served as the temple mountain of the first city of Angkor. Elephants can take you from the bottom to the top of Phnom Bakheng Mountain.

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didn't ride the elephant

WE didn't ride the elephant because most of my friends said it is cruel to the elephants. So, we just pass there without trying to ride on them. It seems we shouldn't encourage... read more

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Hong Kong, China
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317 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WE didn't ride the elephant because most of my friends said it is cruel to the elephants. So, we just pass there without trying to ride on them. It seems we shouldn't encourage this business if possible.

Thank cpcog
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you plan to see the sun set on Angkor Wat either get there early (around 4 pm) or otherwise expect a long queue and the risk to miss the view altogether, as they only allow 300 people into the temple at a time.

Thank castor a
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Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

This place is located at the top of the hill in Angkor Wat area. Activities: Hiking and watching Sunset Time to the top: around 30-50 Mins depend on your strenght, speed and health. The staff limited the number of visitors around 300 people for each visit. Be prepared shoes and wster for hiking and keep the time because of the... More 

Thank KathZa R
Orlando, Florida
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017

This is a smaller temple, locate at the top of a hill. You have the option is getting a elephant ride to the top, which I personally dont support, you can get a motor bike from one of the temple workers (for a fee of course) or you can walk. I walked and it took longer that what i thought.... More 

1 Thank KhrizJustTravels
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

So this was a great experience that gave a little childlike and exotic flare to our trip to the temple. It however was very expensive for the two of us. I think it's worth the price of one ticket; maybe you could negotiate that but we didn't try and should have. It's short ride and the elephant handler seemed very... More 

Thank Jason S
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

It is recommended to come here for the sunset, it’s a hot walk up and you have to get there at least 1.5 hours early and sit in the hot sun waiting for sunset which is just nice from a physical aspect. However is you asked me 30 years ago if I would be in an Hindu and Buddhist Temple... More 

Thank ironian
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

This is the last temple we have visit and it supposed to be the first temple build in Angkor civilization and lay foundation for the beautiful Angkor Wat and Bayon temples. It also one of the place to enjoy beautiful sunset, but currently it is under restoration and only allow 300 persons at a time so be sure you are... More 

Thank EricChai
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

Went here for sunset. Not that good. There is a 1km walk up a steep hill and countless tourists around. Not special at all. Go to a less popular temple at sunset to have it to yourself

Thank AusTed1983
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Most people come for the sunset as the temple itself is not that special. We started standing in line at around 3:45 for the sunset and able to get up to the temple at around 4:30. Some people came at around 4:00 still able to go up to the temple for sunset. The sunset was okay not a "wow" type... More 

1 Thank kawaii5
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Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

I sure when it's completed the view of the sunrise will be breathtaking. But at the moment the whole thing is covered I scaffolding like tattered spiderwebs. Stick with the Mai attraction unless this changes.

Thank Joshua R

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