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Koh Ker Temple

| 100 Km North of Siem Reap, Cambodia
+855 95 899 993
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US$ 70.00*
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Full Day Koh Ker and Beng Mealea Exploration from Siem Reap
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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 12 April 2017

Koh Ker in Khmer language means "Island Of Glory " it was also known as the "City Of Lingas" ascribing to the numerous lingas built there ! I took the full day Siem Reap Shuttle Service costing me $40 +$ 10 Temple entry fee.I found...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The Koh Ker empire was built in the 10th century. It was even older than Angkor Watt! It was previously not accessible due to road conditions but in recent years the Government has built roads to it. Due to its location, it is about 120km...More

1  Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Rising out of the jungle, about 100kms from Seim Reap, an amazing pyramid/temple complex. Great views to Thai border from the top of the pyramid..safe stable walk to the top( quite a few stairs to climb).

Thank Ross H
Reviewed 1 April 2017

A must-do excursion from Siem Reap for anyone who likes jungle temples. About 180 temples were built in the Koh Ker area during the tenth century AD, when, from 928 to 944 it was the capital of the Khmer Kingdom, but many of them are...More

2  Thank j1954g
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I loved the temples here. The first temple in the Koh Ker group I visited, it was just me and my guide - what a welcome bit of peace after the craziness that is Angkor. We visited 4 temples in the group but I loved...More

3  Thank AUChrissie
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This amazing piece of historical architecture will take you quite awhile to drive to, but it is totally worth it. There are very few tourists compared to Siem Reap and the pyramid is amazing. The views from on top are breathtaking. They have added progressive...More

1  Thank Kyle L
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We stopped on our way to Preahear Vihear. Not crowded at all and in more remote area. The temple had 7 levels and we were fortunate to be there on a day when the gate was unlocked. We walked up the seven levels to a...More

Thank Marysusan2015
Reviewed 31 January 2017

In the middle of a jungle, a couple of hours from Siem Reap, stands a step pyramid temple that affords a view of much of the surrounding area. The climb to the top looks daunting at times, with a wooden staircase along the one side...More

Thank Lisa N
Reviewed 31 January 2017

The ticket booth and entrance gate for this temple is a fair drive from the temple itself and when you get there you can find signs telling you all about the mine clearance work that's been done in the area! That said, the temple is...More

Thank stanley10
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Very few people were here when we were; we practically owned the place. Took thousands of photos. Climbing the pyramid was great. Good food just outside of the temples.

1  Thank NomadicFrames
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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