Visited the Bakong temple last November 22, 2013, as part of my Roluos tour. The temple is surrounded by an intact moat (a plus point for me!) and there were splendid bougainvilleas along the pathway. To the right of the main causeway is an active modern temple. Beyond is the Bakong - it was quite impressive, and there's the good contrast between the 9th century temple-mountain and the central prasat built in the later Angkor Wat style. The climb up the steep stairs is hair-raising as there were no hand rails, and exhausting as each step is almost as high as my knees and only as wide as my foot! Nevertheless the view from the top is exhilarating, as well as the bas-reliefs.
There were only a few tourists, as Roluos is somewhat isolated from the usual tours of the Angkor area. This is a fine place to explore without being disturbed by crowds.
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