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“For the view for the peace.”

Phnom Chisor Temple
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Private Phnom Chisor Temple Day Trip from Phnom Penh
Ranked #18 of 121 things to do in Phnom Penh
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Singapore, Singapore
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“For the view for the peace.”
Reviewed May 14, 2014

Ran down to the ruins below. Heavy rain, rush back up and almost died. However, overal experience very rewarding. Try the village chicken from the bottom of the other entrance. USD9.
Entrance USD2

Visited May 2014
2 Thank Jasonsuuu
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“A little dose of Angkor Wat outside Phnom Penh”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

Visitors to Phnom Penh, who for some unknown reason don't manage to tour the city of Siem Reap with its iconic Angkor Wat, should not miss Phnom Chisor.

This is old, very small on a hill - plenty of steps to make you pant - and attract few tourists. You could even miss the signs leading to this place as we did. In one of the ruins, two enterprising chaps have set up an altar and claim to read your fortune. I think you could ignore them, but again, some would want to take the opportunity to be blessed in such an old place.
Before you leave, consider eating a meal or get refreshed at one of the eating stalls here. It's only Khmer food, baked fish, snails, etc. I ate a bitter vegetable for the first time. It was said to have healing properties, but I didn't mind the bitterness and so ate all of it.

Visited March 2014
2 Thank Bornean
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Tunis, Tunisia
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“Stunning View”
Reviewed March 28, 2014

A little bit far from Phnom Penh, but if you have time you shouldnt miss this temple. the view from the top is truly amazing.

Visited March 2014
1 Thank James B
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Stockholm, Sweden
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“Obeisance to the Sun God”
Reviewed March 12, 2014

The first thing that any Indian would notice about the Phnom Chisor Temple in Phnom Penh is the striking resemblance to the sun temple in Konark, in the Eastern Indian state of Orissa. The other resemblance is the steps that are similar to the Chamundi Hills in Mysore, India. On a study of the history of the place it is easy to see why you are reminded of the sun temple. The temple was built by Suryavarman I of the Khmer Empire. Surya is the sun in many Indian languages. In fact, the original name is Suryaparvata, which means the hill of the sun. The temple is built with sandstones mainly. Two other interesting places in the temple complex are the lake where devotees could wash away their sins by taking a dip, and a mountain cave where devotees could retire to meditate in peace and harmony.

Visited February 2014
6 Thank JBmorg
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Sydney, Australia
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“Just go there”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

These ruins are about one hour by taxi out of the city (approx $55). Located on the top of a hill they provide magnificent views (and a cooling breeze) of the surrounding countryside. The ruins are in reasonable condition with some very beautiful lintels.

We were the only tourists there along with a handful of locals.

All in all a very pleasant break from the city.

Visited February 2014
3 Thank Tassyboy
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