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Address: | 100 Km North of Siem Reap, Cambodia
Phone Number: +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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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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A Mayan pyramid in Cambodia

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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Kajang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An essential visit to any Cambodian itinerary if you have the time. A beautiful temple amidst breathtaking scenery. Climb to the top of this pyramid structure and you won't be disappointed. Well worth the journey to get there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Visited Koh Ker on the way back from Preah Vihear temple and before we went to Beng Melea (all 3 can be seen in about a 15 hr excursion). About 2 hours from Siem Reap, and at least an hour from Preah Vihear. There are apparently a lot of different temples in the area, in various levels of decay. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

It was quite far from siem reap and it took about 2 hours to reach here. It was quite a unique structure compared to other temples in angkor wat. There is very little tourists in this area. The entrance fee for this temple is USD10. You can definitely feel the peacefulness in this temple. You can also climb up the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This nice temple in on remote location. We visited Koh Ker within a day trip to Preah Vihear temple (from Preah Vihear City for $55 / two persons). There are few tourists only. You can easily spend the whole day here - complex of Koh Ker is really large.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Koh Ker is located about 120 kms from Siem Read. It consists of 20 plus temples in various states of dis-repair. Very few tourists in the area, so you will have plenty of time to enjoy the temples mostly by yourself. The area was occupied and mined by the Khmer Rouge in the 70s & 80s. It was cleared of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I was fortunate to visit this during the rainy season but on a clear day. So there were no tourists other than a few local visitors and the place was quite serene. The long climb up to the top of the 35 m pyramid is rewarded with a beautiful view in all directions. Somehow, the feel here is quite different... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We had our own wheels and came from Krong Preah Vihear and visited in low season which meant we had a few hours with the temples to ourselves before tours from Siem Reap arrived. Will these temples be the highlight of your trip to Cambodia? Probably not, but they are a lovely spot. The big pyramid style temple is impressive.... More 

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