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“Cute little temple”
Review of Thommanon

Thommanon
Ranked #68 of 192 things to do in Siem Reap
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 2, 2013

We visited at around 11am and there seemed to be more people across the road at Chau Say Thevada for some reason. So it is somewhat peaceful in comparison. It has three small buildings so although "cute" is not a word I usually use to describe temples, it feels appropriate here. The original stonework on the inside of the temple is still in place and it looks very fresh, even after 1200 years.

As with most of the temples, there are people hanging around soliciting donations for "orphanages" which may or may not exist. They will hustle you by offering to walk you around the temple and then hit you up for a donation afterwards so that you feel like you "owe" them something. I walked into this trap because I was a bit naiive and I just thought it was lovely that a local wanted to explain the temple to me. I should have known there are no free lunches. But just keep this in mind, and understand that if somebody wants to show you around you should pay them; whether it's for a real orphanage or not, if you keep the mindset that they have provided a service to you, you won't feel ripped off when you hand over your dollar note.
And of course if this is all too much to worry about, just politely decline when you are approached.

Thank KarynJane
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

Just as Chau Say Thevoda, Thommanom is a small and not a walled temple as well. It is located just across Chau Say Thevoda.

1  Thank NiaHans
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

After visiting Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, Bayon, Baphuon; Preah Kahn, Pre Rup; this temple pales in comparison.

Thank PlanetOz
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

It's not really a flat temple as you have to climb up a few steps to get to the chambers. The steps are very very steep that you cannot possibly climb up without using your hands. On the corner panels, the big female devatas immediately caught my attention.

This HIndu temple may be small but it looks massive to me.

1  Thank Lanie C
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Reviewed June 13, 2012

This Tempel is look like a miniature of several building in Angkor complex. The carving similar to the gate in few temples. The time of visit you can do it any time since the temple is quiet shady.

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