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Address: Roluos, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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09089256816
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Built in the late 9th century by Indravarman I, this is the state temple...

Built in the late 9th century by Indravarman I, this is the state temple dedicated to Shiva as Indreshvara.

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Big steep steps

Probably not for the faint hearted as the steeps are quite big at the bottom and the stairways are quite steep. Like most of the temples a lot of the items/statues that were here... read more

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably not for the faint hearted as the steeps are quite big at the bottom and the stairways are quite steep. Like most of the temples a lot of the items/statues that were here have been removed/stolen but it is an interesting climb and view from the top and there is one quite good lion left.

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to a Cambodian Temple in the Angkor complex but the most immediate thing that struck us stepping off the coach was the deafening sound of the Cicadas as they played their tuneful and incessant melody. The temple is accessed across a causeway between two lakes and after walking across the you find that the drumbeat... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to see some of the lesser-known temples as well as Angkor Wat. This temple was situated a little way out of town but was worth visiting because the crowds are smaller. There is a group of small temples in this area all of which can be visited in about half a day.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is part of Roluos group of temples along with Preah Ko and Lolei.Bakong means "go to the bell". It is 15-20 mins drive from Siem Reap city. There are steps to climb to the top. There is also a temple of Buddha at the bottom.The Roluos group can be done in a day.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this temple the most and what more is history and soldiers explain call me 012373947 if you like to visit and know much more about some of the hidden place, I would recommend you to the place where tourist hardly found in the guide book

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best temple and I found each corner of this temples have headless elephant.As you enter you could see the Nandhi which is most important represents for any Hindu temple in the world as well as the lion.This place is free from any tourists and better to go in the morning avoid mid day or after noon.To reach... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

This is by far one of the best temples you can see, its condition is quite good. The best time to see it is in the early morning and there are 2 other temples nearby.. the carvings are in a nice condition.. Truly a 9th century gem

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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Not crowed at all, lots of steps to reach the main temple. Off the beaten track, but I liked what I saw and did a Google Collection blog on my visit. Worth the trip IF you have time.

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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

One of the best places to visit in Siem Reap. Consider the time-sun orientation if you want good pictures. Too busy of course. Little control over what visitors do. Don't let people around there selling drinks or food rip you off.

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Reviewed 6 April 2017

Bakong Temple falls under the Roluos Group of Temples close to Siem Reap.It was the State Cap[ital built in late 9th century by Indravarman & became famous as the first significant temple mountain & its five tiers of its pyramid & other elements symbolised Mt. Meru dedicated to God Shiva. Its of a rather big size including two moats &... More 

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