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Address: | 100 Km North of Siem Reap, Cambodia
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+855 95 899 993
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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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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US$141.25*
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Full Day Koh Ker and Beng Mealea Exploration from Siem Reap
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US$199.00*
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Day Trip to Preah Vihear Temple and Koh Ker UNESCO Site from Siem Reap

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Beautiful, Crumbling Temples with a Good Hike up the Pyramid!

Very few people were here when we were; we practically owned the place. Took thousands of photos. Climbing the pyramid was great. Good food just outside of the temples.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very few people were here when we were; we practically owned the place. Took thousands of photos. Climbing the pyramid was great. Good food just outside of the temples.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Hello everybody I would like to say sorry first because my English not so good I would like saying that to everyone if you Come to visit temple in siem reap Angkor in Cambodia don't forget koh ker temple

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Thank Kim R
Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

These temple complex is worth a visiting , as it is an fascinating site that gets few site visitors and is a very good follow to the Angkor complicated. This was a one-reign tenth century capital city that had all the features of the initial temple urbanism at Angkor including a large baray man-made water tank to support agricultural production... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Though it is a bit faraway from other temples or wats in Angkor area, nonetheless it worth the time to move. The style of the particular temple is very different from additional temples. Still it is shut down and we can only go walking it although not going up

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The 5 star rating is not for Koh Ker main temple (Prasat Thom) but for the nearby Prasat Pram and Prasat Damrei within Koh Ker complex. Prasat Thom is a tiered piramid and still in relatively good shape; it's good but nothing impressive. However Prasat Pram and Prasat Damrei are definitely worth seeing as you will not find similar sights... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a whole day in a car from Siem Reap, cost $120 (entry cost not included), to Prasap Preah Vihear, Koh Ker and Beng Mealea. All were quite different from each other. Koh Ker was our second stop. This was the capital of the Angkorian empire from 928 to 944, i.e. older than Angkor Wat itself. Here we saw... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

It's an all day trip (along with a stop at Beng Mealea) and a bit expensive hiring a driver...but it was so nice to see some temples in peace without the crowds...few good small temples in the complex like Prasat Bram...but the highlight is Prasat Thom, the pyramid that looks more like a Mayan ruin...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

What an amazing surprise to travel through the beautiful Cambodian countryside and to be presented with this beautiful Mayan pyramid. You can if you are game enough climb to the top of the pyramid where there is (or was) a linga. We didn't because of the heat. There are shops and places to eat in a courtyard area outside this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Koh Ker area has many older temples. We visited four or five, culminating with the Koh Ker temple. It's a large pyramid, reminded me of Mayan pyramids. Walk around, climb on top to enjoy the view of the jungle all around. The restaurant on your left if you are facing the temple serves good food at very good prices. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Nice view of the pyramid from the entrance, no other buildings blocking your view, very solid construction of the pyramid. And very few visitors which makes it a pleasant experience. The view from the top is going as far as the eye can see since there is no major city or settlement closeby, only some scattered houses. Fairly good road... More 

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