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“Very ancient”
Review of Roluos Temples

Roluos Temples
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Half-Day Cycling Tour of the Countryside from Siem Reap
Ranked #52 of 180 things to do in Siem Reap
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Very ancient”
Reviewed June 13, 2012

The temple show the originality of the site. Build from combination of brick and sandstone. Few visitor here and the best time to visit is either in the morning of afternoon.

Visited July 2011
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 831 helpful votes
“Ancient centre”
Reviewed June 10, 2012

After visiting all the temples of Angkor, one should venture out and visit the Roluos group. This consist of Bakong, Lolei and Preah Ko. The site is about 13 km east of Siem Reap along highway 6. These temples are hundreds of years older than Angkor and are built of bricks. Bakong is the biggest and most interesting of the temples and is surrounded by a moat. Preah Ko is a funerary temple and has some of the better preserved plasterwork on its towers. At Bakong and Lolei there are Theravada Buddhist monasteries. Threre is also an orphannage on the grounds of Lolei. Ensure that you bring your temple passes for entry. The most economical means to get to Roluos is by tuk-tuk.

Visited June 2012
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Derbyshire
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“Less crowded and older than the main temple sites”
Reviewed March 18, 2012

We finished off our three day ticket here and it was well worth the dusty 13 km trip from the city centre. Because these are the oldest stone temples in the area, I was expecting them to be of a simpler design but, apart from slightly chunkier Apsara figures and more brick and less stone, the designs didn't change much over the centuries and visiting these far less crowded temples was a much more serene experience than the first day. Also, the quiet emphasised the bird and animal noises coming from the surrounding jungle so you get a more "away from it all" experience.

Visited March 2012
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Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“Visit together with Tonle Sap if you have the spare time”
Reviewed December 31, 2011

I prefer the temples at the main Siem Reap Angkor area than these 3 as we visited these 3 at the very last day of our tour. Would have appreciated it more if we have done this during the earlier part of the tour. You could give this a miss if you do not have enough time or when you want to spend more time on temples like Bayon, Angkor and the Ta temples.

Visited December 2011
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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“Think twice about this”
Reviewed December 28, 2011

In my opinion you would have to be really keen on Temples to find any value here.your time could be better spent else where

Visited September 2011
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