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Baphuon Temple

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Address: Angkor Tom, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Angkor Wat is the prime example of the classical style of Khmer architecture—the Angkor Wat style—to which it has given its name. By the 12th century Khmer architects had become... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Angkor Wat is the prime example of the classical style of Khmer architecture—the Angkor Wat style—to which it has given its name. By the 12th century Khmer architects had become skilled and confident in the use of sandstone (rather than brick or laterite) as the main building material. Most of the visible areas are of sandstone blocks, while laterite was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful temple with great architecture and history. There are steps to go up. People with mobility issues should avoid going up as the steps are steep. Bayon temple is next to it. Most tourists visit this temple.

Dymchurch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

some of the best pictures you can take will be taken here, as impressive as any temple at Angkor, as always within the dig, the guide you have is very important to the Spencerian

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it won't bet he best in Angkor Thom, it is still worth to visit. you would feel amazed about how the people made it so many years ago. Good place to take photos. Dress code is needed but the staffs won't check it strictly.

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Andover, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most impressive temples in the Angkor Thom complex and is a hindu temple. It has 4 entrances with central tower and is reached via a long raised causeway. Within the temple there is a reclining Buddha which is very big and reminded us of the reclining buddhas we had seen in Bangkok.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the visit to this site; the architecture, history, and natural beauty of the area made this an excellent site to see. One caveat, if stairs are a challenge for you, recommend you skip this site or, if part of a group touring it, walk around the base and meeting them on the back side of the Temple.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm surprised this temple isn't rated higher. It's a short walk from the more famous Baton It's an interesting place to visit, but it’s not for the faint of heart. There are three virtually vertical sets of stairs to climb – each set seemingly longer than the last, and then at the end, one has to get back down. On... More 

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Johor, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very different to the ornate and extravagantly decorated Bayon temple right next door. Baphoun nevertheless offers something unique. The causeway is nice (though not as impressive as Angkor Wat), and it is a nice climb to the top (the very final climb is closed). It's not a "must see" location, but I would recommend taking a quick jaunt around... unless... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Baphuon Temple was built by the King Udityavarman ii dedicated to God Shiva but with God Vishnu`s reliefs also & was later converted to Buddhist Temple in the 15th century & became part of the great capital city of Angkor Thom built by the legendary king Jayavarman vii.It is situated between the Royal palace & the Bayon.After falling in ruins... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Other than the three most visited temples (Angkor Wat, Bayon, Ta Prohm), this was a neice place to stop. The temple itself is quite large compared to other less known ones, and if you're there at the right time you can almost walk around by yourself. Absolutely worth a visit.

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