Phimeanakas
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scottsnew1
minnesota149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
I love this building and surrounding areas. I have been here 4 times. When I was here in 2004 and before, you could not climb it, it was under renovation. But in Nov of 2022, we visited, and I loved it mainly because there were very few tourists and we had the upper level almost all to ourselves. Be sure to walk around the grounds and along the outer walls with mysterious gates that nobody seems to discover. it's so much cooler to relax and walk in the shade of the giant trees. Marvel at all of the blocks sitting in the fields that used to be numbered by archeologists, but the Khmer Rouge destroyed all the records.
Written December 8, 2022
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David
Lille, France1,829 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
Sadly you are unable to ascend this temple at the moment - there are signs closing if off. You can look from ground level.

Probably one to add to the itinerary when it is open again.

There are interesting grounds around the temple though.
Written August 7, 2022
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DotsGirl2
Vancouver, Canada452 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Since the Royal Palace at Angor Thom was made of wood only parts of the foundation remain. Not that interesting. The Phimeanakas which is a temple still standing is beautiful. It is nice to spend a few minutes looking at it
Written February 11, 2024
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Soko37
Budapest, Hungary12,016 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Baphuon temple is pyramid shape and this one as well. As staircase was closed, just walking around. Definitely something new architectural shape to see. Bayon temple nearby and Angkor just few more kilometres
Written May 1, 2023
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dutch_122
Nieuwerkerk aan den Ijssel, The Netherlands1,382 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
Following the trail you will end up with this little interesting temple.
Not as big as the others, but beautifully surrounded by the trees and ponds (visited June completely dry).

Really liked this also, sculptures everywhere, unfortunately not allowed going up.
Would have loved seeing the view.
Written June 20, 2019
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CodyMav
Gold Coast, Australia27,287 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Solo
Phimeanakas is one of a few temples inside the vast Angkor Thom complex, so you will likely see this as part of such a tour, but they don't allow you to climb it, and really, it's not much to behold compared to so many others.
Written February 10, 2018
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Dan Maarek
Tel Aviv, Israel16,000 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
It is quite close to Baphuon Temple.
Baphuon Temple is visited after Bayon Temple during the 1st day tour, and there is no doubt you'll stop by it to visit it on your way to Ta Prohm after.

So if you walk around Baphuon and continue the path you'll get to it.
This might be however "another" Temple: as you'll see so many of them, perhaps if you are tired or fear to be tired at the end of long day, you could consider skipping it and preserve your energy.

Nevertheless, this is indeed a really beautiful Temple, so if you have the strength and the will, got there.

Another positive point: there are only few tourists there, not at all like Angkor Wat, Bayon or Ta PRohm, so the atmosphere and the experience are absolutely relaxing and serene.
So take your time, do it slowly and enjoy this isolated, out of the path beautiful Temple.
Written October 21, 2019
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haplo89
Antwerp, Belgium2,482 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Phimeanakas temple is currently undergoing preservation efforts so you cannot climb its stairs. It is however still a beautiful sight to behold. The water reservoir next to it has some idyllic views as well.
Written July 18, 2019
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scubacol11
Rotherham, UK2,239 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
Not as impressive as a lot of it"s more famous neighbors it is built of a different stone to most of the close by temples giving it quite a red colour.There are many statues of loins on several of the layers of this temple still with good details showing.The steps on this temple are in a bad state of repair so best not to climb them.Not as busy as some of the nearby temples so possible to sit and enjoy the scenery in peace and quiet.
Written September 10, 2018
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TravelerTrecker
Houston833 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
This is a very nice surprising monument that you find when visiting Angkor Thom. It is located in between the Baphuon and the Terraces of the Elephants and Leper King. You arrive here by walking. It is impressive. It has a very nice pink colour and the ornamentation is beautiful with elephants in the corners and lions in the stairs. It was possible to climb it in the past. Now you cannot climb it. I do not know why.

The value of this temple relates to legend of the 9 headed naga that converted every night into a beautiful woman who slept with the king to secure the life of the king and the empire. Some people say that because the king could not sleep with the naga any longer, Angkor declined.

Because you cannot access the temple, the visit is relatively short. It is however, monumental.
Written December 20, 2017
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