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Built in the late 9th century by Indravarman I, this is the state temple dedicated to Shiva as Indreshvara.
Roluos, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bakong temple is the first temple built using sandstone during the Khmer Empire. The temple was constructed in 881 AD. Also heavily influenced by Hinduism.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gwestella
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this temple at the weekend. The temple is beautiful. The main building of the temple is still sitting firm on its foundation. The temple is surrounded by moat. Good spot to see sun goes down from the top in the evening.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sihui C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva, this was the first temple mountain built by the Khmer and the only one constructed of stone in the ancient capital of Hariharalaya - the first capital of the Khmer empire. The temple is in the shape of a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TAIN2013
Reviewed 30 November 2018

-this was built by the Khmer rulers before Angkor Wat - but is in obvious pyramid shape and massive scale both in area and height - over an hour drive from Angkor Wat but worth it: not only for amazing structure but almost total absense...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lux2lessworld
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Bakong wad built by a Hindu King, Indravarman I, the successor of King Jayavarman II (The Founder of Angkor Dynasty) at 881 AD. Bakong Temple is one of the temples from Roluos Group in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Roluos was the former capital of Angkor Dynasty...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank YogaEfendi
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

The largest of the Roluos group it’s quite well preserved and has a wide moat around it. It has four broad layers and then a pyramid shape. The lower levels have elephants on each corner. With the trees and the moat and not many tourists...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tanga147
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

I went first thing in the morning by motorbike, so it only took 40mins to get there from the city. Maybe only one other tourist was there. It was peaceful and I could climb to the top and get a good look around - a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank GelorupLynda
Reviewed 15 May 2018

again this was the last temple of i visited in my 3 day siem reap tour, so obviously was tired exhausted. not much visited by tourists as the other ones. but important because one of the earliest temples built by the khmer kingdom. i somehow...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank sans_gh
Reviewed 15 April 2018

I hear this site is not much liked by most visitors. For me it is one of the important (of course if we know the background and significance... we know how important a site is) * It is the oldest one for constructing in Mount...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Rajvs
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

If you have one day in SR, Visit Angkor Wat and Bayon temple. If you have two days, check out Ta Som, Ta Prohm, Preah Kean, possibly East Mebon and Pre Rup, but if you have three days in SR, you have to check out...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from CALPerth | Reviewed this property |
Yes The Bakong site is included in your Angkor Ticket :-)