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“Tallest structure”
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Phimeanakas
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Private Tour: Angkor Wat and The Royal Temples Full-Day Tour from Siem Reap
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Angkor Wat Helicopter Flight with Private Tour of Temples
Ranked #69 of 181 things to do in Siem Reap
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 934 helpful votes
“Tallest structure”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Largely in ruins but still the tallest scalable structure in Angkor Thom. Staircase at the back of the temple with guardrails all the way to the top. Climb up for an impressive view of the surroundings.

Visited August 2013
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Manila, Philippines
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“hidden gem”
Reviewed 26 July 2013

A long climb up but the view is worth it. Be sure to climb the topmost level, although this can be very challenging (as you'll see in the photo)...

Visited this temple twice. It was crawling with tourists on a Saturday afternoon and practically empty on a Sunday afternoon. :)

Visited June 2013
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“Interesting myth”
Reviewed 9 June 2013

Is an interesting myth behind it, that intrigues me to see it. It is said that the temple was inhibited by a naga which would transform to a woman, the king of Angkor was suppose to make love with the serpent every night to avoid disaster on the kingdom. Exiting the royal palace area, we came upon 2 ponds, which was said the small one is for the male (king) and the big one is for the female (king's wives), another theory was said that the ponds were for aquatic sport for the king to watch.

Visited April 2013
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Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Old Gate”
Reviewed 19 May 2013

Another long steep steps temple to climb up. Must be very careful. I really scared to go up there even i used the new stairs. But i saw 3 western teenagers are really brave, they used old stairs to climb up...Salute!!!

Visited May 2013
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Pattaya, Thailand
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“Beautiful pyramid shape temple in Angkor Thom complex”
Reviewed 14 March 2013

This temple is just a short walk from Baphuon. It is a pyramid shape temple and quite lovely. You can not climb up the temple. Just walk around the perimeter and then take the short walk to the Elephant and Leper terraces.

Visited March 2013
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