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Bakong

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Address: Roluos, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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09089256816
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Built in the late 9th century by Indravarman I, this is the state temple...

Built in the late 9th century by Indravarman I, this is the state temple dedicated to Shiva as Indreshvara.

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avoid scams around bakong temple

i live nearby bakong temple,the village is full of orphanages,ngos,churces..etc..as in any touristy place those activities are aimed at extract cash from the unwary...the tour... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
alessandro c
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

i live nearby bakong temple,the village is full of orphanages,ngos,churces..etc..as in any touristy place those activities are aimed at extract cash from the unwary...the tour guide or tuk tuk you are using will probably offer you to visit an ngo..orphanage...or sponsor a well,a house for the needy..a cow..for a very high price.avoid this by refusing to visit any of these... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Treasured this relaxing place located in a grove of trees , which have almost used each other and the temple . Great place to rest / meditate / look back on life whole drinking coconut water or eating some fruite

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a very beautiful temple built in mutiple levels. One needs to climb steep steps. Elephants and lions installed in the four corners of the two terraces. It is amazing to know this dates long before the Angkor Wat.

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Thank SivaKaKu
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our first full day at Siem Reap, our guide took us out to Roluos, about 15 kilometers southwest of the city, to see the 8th and 9th century temples there, Bakong and Preah Ko. In many ways, these are the prototype Angkorian temples, built some three hundred years before Angkor Wat, and thus serve as an appropriate introduction to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would highly recommend a trip to Bakong (and the Roluos group temples) to "round out" your temple tours; this being one of the oldest temples in the region. A large water filled moat surrounds the temple and on the day we visited brahma were grazing on the banks. The walk up to the temple is quite picturesque and if you... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The northeast tower is the best preserved. The entrances of the doors to the towers are cut from a single block of stone, as at Bakong. Decorated with male guardians holding tridents and those of the west with female divinities, the west end is more destroyed than the east end. The doors/dorframes are very impressive, although I assume false doors.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bakong is in my opinion one of the most beautiful and interesting temples in the Angkor region. It is surrounded by large moats and the presence of a monastery and a school adds color to the surroundings. Bakong was built 2 years after Preah Ko, making it one of the oldest temples in the area. Many visitors choose to make... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tuk tuk ride to get here is super dusty (unlike some of the other temples further out where you see so much of the beautiful countryside) and while you could climb onto the temple, I didnt think it was too stand out. Loved some other lesser known temples so much more!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After seeing Angkor Wat and the other temples, this will be somewhat disappointing. It's a long drive out here, not sure it was worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a big site with several towers; it is the main temple at Roluos. Lions guard the main stairs. There is not very much carving left on the pyramidal structure but it is still very worth while coming here. The lintels of the west towers are in the best condition.

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