Seemed in better shape than Pre Rup temple and just as interesting. Lots of step for good exercise. I'm glad we stopped at this site!
While I enjoyed the smaller Rolous temple of Preah Ko more, Bakong was nevertheless quite beautiful and certainly very well preserved, considering its age. Its temple mountain architecture is most impressive; approaching Bakong from the bridge over the surrounding moat it is quite spectacular, with bougainvillea and other colorful flowering plants providing contrast to the gray sandstone of the main... More
Some 25 kms away from the down-town of Siem Reap, Bakong is an ancient temple of Lord Shiva. Not as large as Angkor Wat or Bayon but has its own architectural significance. In ancient times the city was known as Hariharalaya where Bakong is situated. Can be given a miss if on a tight schedule. After a while and few... More
It belongs to Roluos group and it's the first of many representations of sacred mountain Mt Meru, once you start visiting the Angkor area. It's the most interesting of the three temples and used to be the city's central temple. It's made of sandstone, with minor prasats around made of bricks. Overall it deserves a visit and it's not overcrowded... More
Part of the Roluos group of temples, this temple is the most impressive of all and the surroundings add to the charm of the temple. With few tourists around, the peaceful atmosphere at the top and the view all around was well worth the visit. It is 13 kms away from the city, we had combined it with a trip... More
after 2 or 3 days visiting these black and white temple, you may felt a little tired of them. But like the cambodian says, same same but different...this temple is also same same...
Bakong is one of the most impressive member temple in roluos group Sitting at the center of the first Angkorian capital, hariharalaya Bakong build by king Indravaraman I ,construct : late 9th centurystand 15 meters tall and Visiter can climb that temple at early morning that the best Time of visit before moving to diffirence temple in roluos group To... More
This temple is part of the Roulos Group of temples, which are the oldest temples in Siem Reap (built around 900 AD). We wanted to visit these temples so that we can enjoy seeing the oldest temples and also enjoy the views of the outskirts of Siem Reap during the drive in an air-conditioned car. It was not crowded when... More
Bakong is one of a group of three temples (Bakong, Preah Ko and Lolei) that predate the central temples of Angkor Thom. Bakong is located about 13 kilometres south-west of Siem Reap. The temple was completed in the late 9th century, during the reign of Indravarman I. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu god, Shiva. Bakong is the first... More
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