Phnom Chhngok Cave Temple

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Cambodia Nomad Tips
Phnom Penh, Cambodia357 contributions
No really for me
Jan 2021
Is it really worth spending a couple of hours visiting this small cave? I was expecting much more, but got nothing in return. Pity really, because I thought it was going to be amazing. I'd give it a miss.
Written January 5, 2021
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Road271736
Cairns, Australia41 contributions
nice cave
Mar 2020
the cave was great a little hot when you get there but it was good and we took a short cut with some local kids inside the cave and that was great so if you get to go do the cave with the local kids
Written March 23, 2020
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avril w
Northamptonshire, UK84 contributions
An adventure
Feb 2020
We hired a moped and rode to the temple fromKampot. The first part of the journey was easy, along a surfaced road. However, once we turned off (following a sign to Climbodia), the road became a bumpy, dusty track with no signs to direct us. What I would suggest is, when you come to a fork in the road, ask a local which way to go. It will save you getting lost like we did!
Once we got close to the temple, we were approached by girls at a house/shop and told we had to park our bike there and pay them for ‘security’. That was not the case and we rode a bit further and left our bike by the ‘Police officer’ at the steps up to the temple. However, he charged us a dollar - entrance or parking?
We were again approached by girls from the house offering to be our guide. The Police Officer said it would only cost us a dollar or two, so we hired one of the girls. We were glad that we did. As well as telling us about the temple, rock formations and local farmland, she was able to guide us out a different way - down through the cave complex! We were glad that we had sensible sandals on as it was quite difficult in places, but a great experience, unlike anything we had done before. We tipped the girl $5 at the end as we enjoyed the challenge.
She gave us clear directions to the secret lake which we found without getting lost. We passed some interesting farmland on the way. Then we headed to La Plantation.
Written February 27, 2020
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zx12a1
Yorkshire69 contributions
Brick Sh!t House
Feb 2020 • Couples
Yes, it's old but not, I'm so sorry, not impressed. And a long dusty ride on the bike. If you are into your temples then get out there 😊
Written February 27, 2020
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EarlRay60
Kent, UK1,050 contributions
Hindu temple
Nov 2019 • Solo
A Hindu cave complex that houses a 5th century Hindu temple that was built from Funan brick. The temple is dedicated to Shiva
Written February 20, 2020
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G2Kpauly
Melbourne, Australia1,278 contributions
Fun to climb down through cave
Feb 2020 • Friends
I enjoyed seeing this cave and of course we were followed by 4 local girls to be guides. The other girls in my tour group gave them nothing which is abit stingy I gave them just afew thousand riel.. but they are useful for climbing down the cave so I think I should of given more at least a dollar. The cave itself is pretty cool to see. Good photos and easy walk up the stairs and going through the cave down to bottom really isn't that hard.
Written February 9, 2020
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Dino W
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland1,244 contributions
definitely worth the trip
Jan 2020
At first we wondered if we need the local kids as guides but we didn't regret telling them okay: They will not only show you the different rock formations but also lead you into the pitch-black cave so make sure you wear proper shoes and bring a headlamp along!
Written February 6, 2020
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Rinita S
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia7 contributions
Nothing great!
Jan 2020
Steep but short flight of stairs take you up a hill. The Cave has magnificent Stalactite formation with a Vishnu Temple as shown in the Pic. However we were underwhelmed. Entrance Fee of USD 1.
Written January 29, 2020
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jennih770
Finland14 contributions
Fun crawl through the caves!
Jan 2020 • Couples
Definitely worth a visit, the temple itself isn’t much to see, but the fun part is to crawl and squeeze through the caves. It’s a good idea to get one of the local kids to guide you for 5 dollars, otherwise it might be a bit too much for the average person (for thrill seekers it’s fine without guidance!). Wear proper shoes and take a good flashlight with you.

The road is very bumpy, but the local countryside is beautiful!

If you are scared of the dark, claustrophobic, or have mobility issues, then this place may not be ideal.
Written January 9, 2020
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Mike Smith
Hoi An, Vietnam49 contributions
Interesting
Jan 2020 • Family
You will be met by a gaggle of young boys who insist on being a tour guide.They wanted $5 us so thought wtf.Anyway they showed us the cave,had torches and pointed out other interesting things like bats and animal objects in caves. A worthy diversion but if you see the young boy about 10/11 years old who can't speak because he has a problem with his throat please give him your xtra riels because he tried really hard to show us everything without being able to speak.
Written January 6, 2020
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