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Koh Ker Temple

| 100 Km North of Siem Reap, Cambodia
+855 95 899 993
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Full Day Koh Ker and Beng Mealea Exploration from Siem Reap
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| 100 Km North of Siem Reap, Cambodia
+855 95 899 993
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unusual pyramid design different with the other Temples. Nice climb of a couple of flights of stairs but view from the to is awesome. Really great climb.

Thank RobGarnsey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2 hrs from siem reap. $US75 for a car. $10 entrance fee. Well worth the trip. No crowds. Cool to climb to the top and have a look at the view. Please remember the dress code and respect the place you are visiting. And leave...More

Thank nzcambo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Koh Ker Temple is breath taking, it's number of temples spread out in an area, with the main Koh Ker Temple at the beginning of the journey. It was a two hour journey, but it is totally worth it! It is a lot quieter than...More

Thank Nat H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Koh Ker is a huge temple site and one of the old capitals of the ancient Khmer Empire. The site is about three hours from Siem Reap and, luckily, a few people come here to see the beauties of this place. This is a great...More

Thank Travellover1978
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Toured with a driver/guide from Siem Reap and was a highlight of our stay. No masses of other tourists, no tour buses. We walked around 5 or 6 of the more intact temples here and each one was beautiful. We chose not to climb to...More

1  Thank Jeanne732
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Build to honour Lord Shiva. Very rare, the one and only still intact pyramid like ziggurat in SE Asia! A must go place, take the koh ker group, visit Lingapura @ Koh Ker!

Thank Kevin G
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The Koh Ker Temple is rising out to the jungle like a stepped Pyramid, this breathtaking 10th century tell is less well known than its sister Preah Vihear and has only recently become more accessible to visitors. Many of the finest artifacts at the National...More

Thank Dara T
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Built by the King Jajavarman, it is one of the best highlights in Cambodia. It is a 7-tier Pyramid temple which counts the most tiers temples (35 meter). The top of the temple is really great view around. Highly recommend this attraction

Thank Kamsan S
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Very different and beautiful temple that has wooden staircase to get to the top. Costs $10 entry, easy to get the ticket at the ticket place before the Beng Mealea temple. It is about 1.5 hours further by motorbike than the Beng Mealea complex, quicker...More

Thank GelorupLynda
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I really enjoyed having the chance to visit this temple. The structure itself is impressive, combining the ancient stone blocks and architecture with some plant overgrowth, and the view from the very top is excellent. The pyramid is also relatively easy to climb as a...More

Thank ZacharyMarret
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