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“A 'Cambodian' Pyramid”
Review of Baphuon Temple

Baphuon Temple
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Private Angkor Temples Full-Day Tour from Siem...
Ranked #32 of 191 things to do in Siem Reap
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Reviewed June 13, 2012

The newly look of Baphuon after long person of preservation by French government. Beautiful site in the Bayon complex. When you visiting the Terrace of Elephant then do quick visit to this monument. But many tourists visit this site.

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Reviewed June 10, 2012

This is the tallest of the temples situated on a high base. We were lucky to visit Baphuon last year, a day after it was reopened in an official ceremony after restoration and was allowed to climb right up to the top most level where a door frame stands. The time around the top level was off limits. Be prepared to climb up steep steps for a view that is truly spectacular!

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Reviewed April 23, 2012 via mobile

This temple took very long to restore. Its pyramidal shape is unique compared to the rest. But due to its shape, the stairs are steep. If not for wooden steps it will be much worse.

Thank resirnus
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Reviewed February 22, 2012

Another amazing temple populated by the Orange smilley monks.Watch the monks when no one is around and they are very funny. A sly cigaret or two.
The temple is still under resurection but looks amazing a great place to sit and chill.y

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Reviewed January 17, 2012

The restoration of the Baphuon has take decades but the wait and many interruptions have been worth it. This is undoubtedly one of the great sites at Angkor; the most Pyramid-like of all the temples. The modern steps up to the top (almost) on the north side of the temple offer a great view. You descend by an equally steep set of steps on the south side.

But one important warning: kids under 12, pregnant women and inappropriately dressed people are not allowed in (bare shoulders seemed particularly offensive - carry a scarf in your bag and it will keep them happy). The restriction on kids does, sort of, make sense.....the climb to the top is precipitous. However, there's a question about whether - with appropriate warnings and all the doubtless legal caveats - that should be the responsibility of responsible adults. Therse is not upper age limit but I know that I'd back a 10 year old over an 80 year old to get to the top and down again.

Thank Monkey-and-Sprite
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