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Angkor Tom, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A walkable distance from Bayon Temple which about 10 minutes walk from Bon temple. A temple located at northwest from Bayon Temple dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. The temple are less crowded by tourist, but the scenery here is astonishing and easy to take photo around the temple....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple is in the Angkor Thom city, which was built dedicated to the lord Shiva. The beautiful view from the top make you feel very good, but be careful when you climb on top because the stairs are steep and high. Don't miss to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the central city of Angkor Thom. Belongs to Hindu Lord Shiva. A wonderful view from the top, but careful, very hard to climb elevated stairs. Less visitors. Few minuets enough other than climbing time.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If two punches can bring somebody down, the combination of the Bayon Temple and Baphuon Temple is an amazing one-two combination. What's convenient about Baphuon temple is that it's so near Bayon temple. And both are part of the so-called small circuit of must-see temples....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018

Opened in 2011 after restoration works spread over 15 years + , this originally Shiva temple later converted to Buddhist temple has some of the steepest climbs amongst the Angkor temples. Built in 3 tiers , this temple requires some time to cover because of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This temple is the great one with 3 floors you can clamp up and extremely the best exercise in the early morning. If we look at the front wow the best view ever and when you walk to the back please look at the big...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Like the title, it has gorgeous views from top. However the stairs are steep and it can be dangerous. I understand why most people are not keen on going to this temple as it requires a lot of climbing and there's no shade. We went...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

Approached by a causeway that offers a super photo opportunity, one can climb up several steps to look around the area. I loved the fact that the temple had been part dismantled in a bid to reinforce and restore it … each block numbered -...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BlankoMD
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Be prepared to climb and climb and climb very steep steps to the top of the three-tiered temple. It is well worth the climb though because the views of Angkor Thom are spectacular. I wouldn’t bring children to this temple dedicated to Shiva because the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Daniel A
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Baphuon Temple is in the area of Angkor Thom and its pyramidal shape with various terraces makes it ideal to go up to the top and enjoy incredibles views of the sorroundings.There is also a causeway to enter the temple that makes it quite different...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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November 9, 2016|
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Response from forestgraham | Reviewed this property |
Some of the trees that intertwined with the ruins, strangling the gates are ancient figs. I'm not suggesting that these are the trees you observed but it might not be a bad place to start.
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Help needed with itinerary! (3 Replies)
Hello all, Hubby and I are going to be in Siem Reap in about 2 weeks. Have been suggested an itinerary and was wondering if anyone could tell me if the sequence is fine and if these places are doable in a day as per the plan. Planning to dedicate 3 to 3 1/2 days at the temples and the rest just browsing around town and shop. If there is anything else you think we should be doing or if you think the sequence should be changed, please do advice. Day 1 : Angkor Thom south gate ,Bayon...More
January 20, 2007|
Response fromalr837|
That looks a fairly bog standard tour that all the books and guides use, so i'd mix it up to avoid the most people! also, guides use it do they dont have to back track, but that really shouldnt be a worry for you! I have posted a number of itineries on here in the last week or so for various people so it may be worth have a search back for them. Personally, i wouldn't go to phnom bakheng for sunset, as almost everyone else does and its a fight for space, and at this time of year the...More