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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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7 Makara Street, Wat Bo Village | Salakamreuk Commune, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Less crowd coming in the morning. Great view from the top of the mount. Feeling energized with fresh air.

Thank Ben-P-SR
Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple is built on a hill and we visited late afternoon to see the sunset over Siam Reap. Unfortunately it started raining heavily and there was no sunset to be seen. It is a simple, yet loverly temple. (We visited August 2018)

Thank cymrobangor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stop to be stupid! The animals are not here for us. The elephants used for tourist rides are kept in poor conditions. They are treated cruelly to break their spirit and make them less powerful. Mahouts on their heads used tools with sharp spikes to...More

Thank Melissa E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not go and view the sunrise or sunset at Phnom Bakheng as that would have meant a super early departure from the hotel or late night return to our hotel so we asked our guide take us there when it’s empty. We visited...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

After arriving in Siem Reap in the afternoon, I was recommended by the driver to see the sunset at Bakheng Mountain due to l have only a few days for my trip. It’s took me around 25 minutes by a Tuk Tuk ( Remork )...More

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Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

One of famous sunset point in Siem Reap. Phnom Bakheng built on the top of the hill, so you can enjoy the sunset from above. We have to climb up the hill about 15 minutes from parking area to go there. It was easy hike,...More

Thank Saiful H
Reviewed September 17, 2018

I went there for the sunset, but the clouds were thick and I couldn't really see the sunset. The phnom (the mount) itself is a good walk though. It takes less than 30 minutes to walk from the foot of the phnom to the temple...More

Thank SuperwusirsirA
Reviewed September 15, 2018

To avoid people crowded inside Angkor Wat, this is the another place to enjoy sunrise by another scene. Still got some people but quiet and enjoy not noisy, chatty and pushy like next to lake inside Angkor Wat.

Thank BeyondYangon
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Our Cambodian trip consisted of 44 nights in Siem Reap and 2 nights in Phnom Penh. And the hotels (Anantara Angkor Resort, Siem Reap; Palace Gate Hotel, Phnom Penh) helped us with vehicles and guides for our sightseeing trips. Our program was: day 1 (3.30-7.3-pm)...More

Thank RajaR957
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Climbing up the hill to enjoy the sunset is a truly enjoyable experience. You will have to go on the trail leading to the top of the hill, during which you can enjoy the fresh air and cool, taking beautiful pictures from the horizon. Up...More

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At the mountain foot, here are stores with seats if you buy drinks there. But please be reminded that, if you got knee injury, it is more difficult for you the climb up the steep stairs of the temples of Angkor city and... More
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