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“A huge temple”
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Bakong
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Private Tour: Angkor Wat and The Royal Temples Full-Day Tour from Siem Reap
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Private Tour: Angkor Wat Ancient Temples Full-Day Tour from Siem Reap
Ranked #27 of 182 things to do in Siem Reap
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Owner description: Built in the late 9th century by Indravarman I, this is the state temple dedicated to Shiva as Indreshvara.
Reviewed May 21, 2013

This temple is part of the Roulos Group of temples, which are the oldest temples in Siem Reap (built around 900 AD). We wanted to visit these temples so that we can enjoy seeing the oldest temples and also enjoy the views of the outskirts of Siem Reap during the drive in an air-conditioned car. It was not crowded when we visited (hardly anyone else). We climbed to the top of this temple to get the views of this rural area. See photos attached.

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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Bakong is one of a group of three temples (Bakong, Preah Ko and Lolei) that predate the central temples of Angkor Thom. Bakong is located about 13 kilometres south-west of Siem Reap. The temple was completed in the late 9th century, during the reign of Indravarman I. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu god, Shiva. Bakong is the first temple mountain or step pyramid built by the Khmer kings. The temple is constructed of a laterite mound finished in sandstone.

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Reviewed April 2, 2013

This was the 2nd temple we visited on the Outlying Adventure Tour with Beyond Unique Escapes. It was constructed by King Indravarmen I in the 9th century and served as his official state temple. Loads of steps, very hot so take loads of water. Interesting.

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Reviewed March 30, 2013

We combined this trip with Banteay Srei. It worth a visit. There is a pagoda with interesting paintings. We went there during hot day around 1pm and we had the temple all by our self. We use the exit (not sure what exit) and found a tamarind tree with fruits(?) and we ate them. It was sweet and sour.

Thank Mozou-Kozou
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

This temple is the most interesting for the Rolous group of temples.A few interesting carvings,nearby Buddhist temple that makes things more interesting.Part of Angkor ticket price.

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