Baksei Chamkrong
Baksei Chamkrong
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Steven Phich
Cambodia510 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Baksei Chamkrong Temple is a hidden gem that often goes unnoticed due to its inconspicuous location. Despite being overshadowed by other attractions, this temple is undeniably stunning and deserves a few moments of anyone's time. As one of the oldest structures in the area, it holds a significant historical value, having witnessed the construction of numerous surrounding landmarks. Its timeless beauty and rich heritage make it a must-visit destination for history enthusiasts and those seeking a unique cultural experience. Don't miss out on exploring Baksei Chamkrong Temple, as it offers a captivating glimpse into the past.
Written 3 February 2024
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Harrison F. Carter
Auckland, New Zealand12,830 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Looks great and you can hike up the steps to the top of it too... really enjoyed an early morning visit here on a self-guided tour...
Written 11 August 2022
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Krishnan U
Bengaluru, India363 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Close to the Angkor Thom South Gate the temple has the tiered architecture similar to Pre Rup. It was the first temple mountain built in Angkor.
There aren't any significant carvings and if you are short of time, this can be skipped.
Written 1 December 2019
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Muguncjb
Chennai (Madras), India1,049 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
After visiting Angkor main temple for few hours which almost took more than 2 to 3 km distance walk which no one can avoid (because of the far away parking area due to the canal front of the Angkor wat temple), next started to visit Bayon temple in Angkor thom area.

The entry point to Angkor thom area is the Angkor south gate and the surrounding canal. Just before and very close to it is the Baksei Chamkrong temple. Most probably every tourist will stop in this area. However, this area was reached in just 5-7 minutes ride from Angkor wat. So can have quick look/visit at the temple without entering inside to save time, as the next big attraction Bayon temple needed a lot of walk again. Decide spending time at Baksei Chamkrong temple in case if the trip is for one day only. If the Angkor trip is for more than one day, then can spend some time at Baksei Chamkrong temple.
Written 30 November 2019
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Dan Maarek
Tel Aviv, Israel16,019 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
This Temple is located on your way from Angkor Wat to Bayon Temple (the one with the hidden faces in the walls).
It is just on your left before crossing the Victory gate (also know as Angkor Thom South Gate) and its bridge.

The 1st day (and often only day) visiting the Temples is a long one, a tiring one, even an exhausting one for some, especially wen you are struggling with the weather (scalding hot or pouring showers) and most of all with the endless buses and crowds of tourists pushing you for their photos (did i mention from which country? but you have probably guessed).

Your first day includes Angkor Wat, Bayon Temple, Baphuon, The Elephants path, Ta Peo and of course Ta Prohm and last Bantay Kdei Wat.
And that is not all of them because on your way there are many more like this one Baksei Chamkrong.

And since it is just after Ankgor and since you still have all your strength and energy you will stop.

Don't do that.

As I have written there are many more and you also may risk to be simply, not only exhausted physically...but mentally, yes ...fed up exactly as we were with the last one Bantay Kdei Wat, which is ten times more beautiful and interesting than this one.

So plan your day, measure your efforts, choose what must be seen, and leave aside some others, just like this one.
It is indeed beautiful, especially when it is your 2nd one, but much more and better is on its way to you.
Written 21 October 2019
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haplo89
Antwerp, Belgium2,482 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Baksei chamkrong is a cool pyramid temple in between bakheng temple and the south entrance of angkor Thom. It is worth a quick visit and a steep climb.
Written 18 July 2019
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kc j
Mumbai, India5,231 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
This is referred to as a mountain temple as per Cambodian heritage - and really it's a mountainous climb to reach the top.
The perilous steep stairs have no railing. I was scared to climb up. My guide offered to hold my hand and help me climb. I did that and reached the top. It was a good view from the top.
This Hindu temple is dedicated to lord Shiva .It is made of laterite, brick and sand stone. The main tower is made of brick.
Written 28 June 2019
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Ben P
Thailand40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
Cycling with my partner to Baksei Chamkrong temple this morning. The temple still having strong foundation. Looks beautiful.
Written 4 January 2019
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Daniel A
Beijing, China35,141 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Our guide took us here after visiting Angkor Wat. I had never heard about it but when we arrived it was empty. Not another person was there and it was refreshing after just visiting the jam packed Angkor Wat. The temple is dedicated to lord Shiva. The guide told us that the king tried to flee Angkor and a bird had protected them. There is not much to the Temple but be careful if you try to climb it because the steps leading to the top are quite steep. Our guide took a time lapsed video of us climbing it and it is rather funny. You will enjoy this place for sure.
Written 20 October 2018
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Housam Elkouteini
Denver, CO1,560 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Friends
Just one building, very beautiful and well maintained. Good place for some nice photos as well but not worth to spend a lot of time there
Written 27 September 2018
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