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Baksei Chamkrong

Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Quick stop, but quiet

While going between Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom make sure you stop by this quiet temple. My tour... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
cjschreiner
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Chandler, Arizona
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Good for kids who climb stuff.

We are a family of 6 with teenagers who like climbing stuff so this was a great hit for us. You... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
sgwedslb
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Melbourne, Australia
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good49%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“south gate” (6 reviews)
“steep steps” (2 reviews)
“walk around” (2 reviews)
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Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

While going between Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom make sure you stop by this quiet temple. My tour guide pointed out how it looks like a type of pyramid

Thank cjschreiner
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We are a family of 6 with teenagers who like climbing stuff so this was a great hit for us. You can climb the very steep steps to the top if you are game. The steps on the right (facing from the road) seemed less...More

Thank sgwedslb
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Although located just out of the South Gate it doesn't appear to be well visited & we had the whole temple to ourselves, which was great! We also passed it several times during our tour & never saw many people there. Very impressive...you can climb...More

Thank smallasapeanut
Reviewed 31 December 2016

I guess by this point we were a bit over the temples, but we liked reading the histiry and looking at the differences between the temples, so we saw over 20 of them. I'm only rating this low because compared to some of the others,...More

Thank Rebecca N
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Prasat Baksei Chamkrong, built by king Harshavarman is the only known pyramid style temple built by the Khmer. Located just south of Angkor Thom, it is part of the Angkor Wat archeological park. Although Baksei Chamkrong is an isolated temple, it is definitely worth a...More

Thank Russell H
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Baksei Chamkrong is an interesting temple. It is in quite well shape. If you want to climb up, take the stairs on the northern side. This is a simple temple, one tower on top of it, but amazing though. While in Angkor, don't miss this...More

Thank JohnSmithUS64
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Impressive temple in it's own right but everyone is in a hurry to get to the South Gate of Angkor Thom. Do stop here. Plenty to see and no crowds. You can also see the back side of this from the path going up to...More

Thank highburychampion
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Supposingly the first one constructed with bricks. The name means "The Bird Who Shelters Under Its Wings" coming from a legend. A large bird landed and protected the King, trying to save Angkor, under its wings. The steps are not a easy task, we decided...More

Thank Road20years
Reviewed 28 July 2015

This is a great little temple that is so easy to get to, but hardly anyone seems to stop here. The steps at the front are difficult to climb - it's way easier to climb up from the back. This is just a great place...More

2  Thank DACWgtn
Reviewed 18 July 2015

This was one of the hidden treasures that had not one tourist in sight. My tour guide brought me here while visiting other temples that were crawling with tourists and to my surprise there was not one tourist in this temple. Beautiful temple......

2  Thank sup409
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