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Koh Ker Temple

| 100 Km North of Siem Reap, Cambodia
+855 95 899 993
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US$ 145.00*
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Full Day Koh Ker and Beng Mealea Exploration from Siem Reap
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US$ 199.00*
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Day Trip to Preah Vihear Temple and Koh Ker UNESCO Site 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 3 days ago via mobile

me and my friend choose Koh Ker to the first place in Siem Reab .This place has so many curious about Pyramid and the Temple .There also have some energy in. u will see their is no giant tree grown up on the pyramid even...More

Thank Pokawee J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Koh Ker is quite a drive from Siem Reap but worth a day trip if you have time. Book a private car with guide so that you get there in a reasonable amount of time. The crowds are much less because of the location but...More

Thank Tricia V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

About 120km away from Siem Reap, the pyramid temple is a unique structure in Koh Ker. It is located within the central sanctuary of Prasat Thom, which is the largest of all the sanctuaries in Koh Ker. There is a path around the pyramid, as...More

Thank Andy22L
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Koh Ker was a former capital of the Khmer Empire. It’s a round trip from Siem Reap of around 250Km. Expect around 2 h drive each way. It is worthwhile to combine this visit with another to Beng Mealea Temple. There are numerous temples in...More

1  Thank dsdanti
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

I think after Angkor wat and bayon this is the 3rd best temple in Cambodia. Its breathtaking. the hanging gardens of Babylon must have looked something like this. Worth the effort going there. Paid $85 to rent a car and driver to get there. Many...More

1  Thank patrick e
Reviewed 11 September 2017 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 5 September 2017 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

1  Thank nzcambo
Reviewed 1 September 2017 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 Seyah25
Reviewed 27 August 2017

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 20 August 2017

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
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6 November 2017|
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Response from Kamsan S | Reviewed this property |
The best time is around 8:00 am or 4:30 pm