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Address: | 100 Km North of Siem Reap, Cambodia
Phone Number:
+855 95 899 993
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

Koh Ker, three hours from Siem Reap, served as the capital of the Khmer...

Koh Ker, three hours from Siem Reap, served as the capital of the Khmer empire from 928 to 944, and was built under King Jayavarman IV under whose reign colossal sculptures and lingas were constructed, leading to charges of megalomania. Some of the lingas remain, though the sculptures have been removed to the museum in Phnom Penh. The site, which has only recently been demined, is dominated by Prasat Thom, a 30 meter high pyramid temple. In view of the distance, there are far fewer crowds here, making a visit an easier and more pastoral experience.

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Full Day Koh Ker and Beng Mealea Exploration from Siem Reap
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Day Trip to Preah Vihear Temple and Koh Ker UNESCO Site from Siem Reap

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Absolute bliss

We went there early in the morning as we had to take a flight back on the same day... It's a long and steep trek to the top of the temple which has about 100odd good condition... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 September 2016
Eshwar M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Probably worth doing bundled with Beng Melea, though I don't think it's great value for money, transport and entry, and far, so if I missed out I wouldn't have minded. I quite liked the linga temples. The pyramid was a bit iffy in the rain. Just a cloudy view.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We went there early in the morning as we had to take a flight back on the same day... It's a long and steep trek to the top of the temple which has about 100odd good condition wooden steps. But it's worth climbing as u can see awesome forest around. It's pretty isolated place and very calm

Thank Eshwar M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Along the way back from Steung Treng to Siem Reap Province we stopped here for lunch and also visit the temple. For foreigner need to buy ticket cost 10$ each. The temple is quite amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

A great temple to visit, quite incredible. Although a bit derelict now and fallen down it is still absolutely stunning. Take about an hour to wander around and take it all in. It is quite a big site to look around. You need to stop at the ticket office which is 7k from the site to buy your tickets, €10... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We stopped here on our day trip from Siem Reap that first hit the amazing Preah Vihear. There are some lovely temples here in this complex, especially the 5 temples overgrown with fig trees.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

An amazing experience , this temple is about 2 hours drive from Siem Reap . An amazing experience . It isn't well known at the moment . Get in before the crowds arrive in the coming years .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

There are a number of distinct temples to see in this area, all of which are basically deserted early in the morning. Well worth the journey to avoid the crowds you must join elsewhere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Koh Ker is a very large site with a lot of temples. It is worth visiting and you can easily spend a whole day there. We hired a car and it cost $90. It took around 2.5 hours from Siem Reap to Koh Ker. Be prepared to start early. Here are some interesting temples that we visited: - Prasat Pram-... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

We made a detour on our way back from Preah Vihear to visit this temple and were pleased we did. My first impression was a bit disappointed as there didn't seem to be a lot of ruins and they were under restoration. However, make sure that you go all the way to the back and you will find the jewel... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

After a two hour trip, we arrived at this place from Siem Reap. So you need a van or good jeep for the ride. The temple itself has little sculptures but going up the top is worth a while, at least for photographers. There are other smaller temples as well that make the trip more rewarding.

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