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Review of Preah Khan

Preah Khan
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Full Day Preah Khan and Neak Pean Temples Tour
Ranked #11 of 181 things to do in Siem Reap
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Rome, Italy
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“Good statue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

The statue here is very beautiful, i walk into the temple I will amazing for me.Really love this place!

Visited June 2014
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“a beautiful view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

This place has a very beautiful surrounding makes you feel peacefull and calm the river has crystal clear water and a good place for photography.

Visited May 2014
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“Great Temple and very peaceful.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

Not many people visit this temple and that makes it perfect for exploring and getting some good photos.

It is similar to Ta Prohm and is a sprawling complex so take your time to explore it.

Well recommend this temple.

Visited March 2014
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“Best temple in Angkor Complex for photographers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

We visited all the major temples in the area, and Preah Khan was the best from my standpoint as a photographer. As most others mentioned this is less touristy than many of the more famous temples and as a result has (thus far) avoided the deluge of tour buses offloading tourists by the dozen. There are many intricate doorways and passages to take photos of and they have not been extensively restored, preserving some of the mystique of the olden times. I especially enjoyed taking photos of the local priestesses on premise - the juxtaposition with the grey walls was something special. You can also get your fill of the "overgrown trees" photo opps without wrestling others like you have to at Ta Prohm.

Visited May 2014
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“Less touristy than Ta Prohm”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Preah Khan (meaning ‘Sacred Sword’) is a sprawling monastic complex, that lends itself to the adventurous type of explorer, and if often compared to Ta Prohm. However, Preah Khan is much less touristy than its more famous cousin. Noted for its use of round columns, which is unusual from the Angkor Empire, it is full of passages and little nooks and crannies to explore within the jungle, with many ample photo opportunities along the way. Originally, Preah Khan was a Buddhist monastery, but during the reconstruction of Angkor Thom, King Jayavarman VII also used it as his place of residence. Interestingly, the King dedicated Preah Khan to his father, and the architecturally-similar Ta Prohm to his mother. Many of Preah Khan’s Buddhist representations were destroyed by Hindu invaders in later years, and as such Bodhisattvas are now carved over the original images of Buddha in the stone. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it here at Preah Khan, but it takes much longer to get here from Siem Reap downtown, than say Ta Prohm.

Visited April 2014
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