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“Group of 3 temples”
Review of Roluos Temples

Roluos Temples
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Half-Day Cycling Tour of the Countryside from Siem Reap
Ranked #52 of 180 things to do in Siem Reap
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Group of 3 temples”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Roulous group consist of 3 temples, Lolei, Preah Ko and Bakong. It is situated along Highway 6 and can be visited in conjunction with a visit to Kampong Phluk and Lake Tonle Sap. We used a tuk-tuk and it took us half a day for the whole trip. Remember your Angkor passes as you need them for entry to the temples.

Visited August 2014
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“Worth two hours of time...”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

From the time we left town till we returned took two hours. I think it was time and money ($10) well spent to go. These predate Angkor Wat and have a lot different look to them. Lo Pei, has a working temple that is worth taking a look in.

Visited July 2014
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“Another temple and I am not so done with temples.”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

I was again, awestruck.

Temples in Cambodia are like celebrities to me.

There is magic in them. Dunno what and why...

Manuel

Visited April 2014
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“Another interesting part of Angkor Archaeological Park that's worth visiting”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

This group of ruins (incorporating Preah Ko, Bakong & Lolei) is away from the majority of visited sites eg. Angkor Wat / Angkor Thom and both times I've visited has been relatively quiet in regards to tourist. (On one occasion I arrived by quad bike at Bakong when there was a celebration occurring and there were 100's of monks out at the front part but that was still a pleasant experience.) The group's construction predates the aforementioned and are in fairly good condition for their age, including the carvings.

Out of all three, Bakong is by far the best with some great photo opportunities (especially at sunset - even then there were no more than 20 tourists waiting for the perfect shot). I would allow about 45 minutes to visit this if using a guide, and about 20-30 minutes (plus travelling) for the other two. The Rolous group are easily done in the late afternoon, to catch the sunset at Bakong leaving Siem Reap around 2-3pm.

If you use Quad Adventures Cambodia (see my review) and do the afternoon sunset tour (half day) they call into Bakong with free time to explore. Ensure to take your Apsara Angkor pass for entry for this if you go for a highly recommended and easy to ride ATV tour. The pass is also required if you visit the other two separately.

Overall, I would highly recommend visiting this group if time permits on your itinerary.

Visited April 2014
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“How can you rate someone's life time of work? Many of them killed in the construction!”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

These were the first temples we visited on the second day in Siem Reap after visiting the National Museum to be given a grounding in temples, their construction, their meaning, and who they are dedicated to.
Our guide took us to Preak Ko, then Bakong Temple & finally Lo Lei Temple before lunch. A morning is about the right duration for the Rolous Group.
Try to put yourself as a 9th century man trying to move these huge blocks of stone with out hydraulics, cranes or excavators; then appreciate what these ruins mean.

Visited February 2014
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