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Address: Roluos, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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09089256816
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Built in the late 9th century by Indravarman I, this is the state temple...

Built in the late 9th century by Indravarman I, this is the state temple dedicated to Shiva as Indreshvara.

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Beautiful view from an elevated height

Peaceful views looking from the top tierdown the path to the moat. Quite serene.I liked it here. Look arond ghe wa,ls on the second level for some nice carvings.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Perth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Peaceful views looking from the top tierdown the path to the moat. Quite serene.I liked it here. Look arond ghe wa,ls on the second level for some nice carvings.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here after looking at the wonderful paintings in the current temple at the Lolei ruins.. This site was far less busy than the main sites..theTuk Tuk trip out is full on though..I loved it. So many interesting things you see ;-)) You get a real insight of busy daily life on the roads traveling this side of Siem Reap.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I understand that sometimes you don't always want to hike to the top in the Cambodia weather, but this temple is worth the hike for the view you'll see at the top.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A 1200 yr old Temple built on 7 levels. Not all can climb to the top but the sight from below is great .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

This site is distant from the Angkor Wat park and therefore has few tourists and is more enjoyable. A Buddhist temple on site with resident monks who daily provide nutrition offerings to the Naga and Buddha statues.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017

Although a little further away that other temples, Bakong is still worth a visit to see the beautiful stone carvings and elaborate wall decorations. The area is easy to visit on the way to or from Tonle Sap and floating villages.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017

The oldest temple in the Rolous group (879 AD), and the first of the temple mountain layout. I found it a particularly intriguing temple

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

Located outside town so not as busy, take your camera there are lots of great view from the top. Get an early start grab a coffee and a roll and relax.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

Loved this temple. It’s a way out of town in the Rolos Group but well worth the visit. If you get up early and arrive around 7am, you will have the temple to yourself. You can climb right to the top and there are decent views of the surrounding area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017

Bakong is the largest of the Roluos Group of temples, which are about 10-15 km from the main sites. The group does require a separate trip but can be visited in a half day and if you have a tuktuk or private trip you could combine it with another site such as Beng Mealea.

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