Roluos Temples
Roluos Temples
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bladdamasta
Manly, Australia982 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
So glad that I made the effort to get out to the Roluos Temple. Half an hour in a tuk-tuk from the centre of Siem Reap. Do Lolei first, then Preah Ko and finally Bakong. The scale just increases and Bakong is absolutely wonderful.

I rated it better than Bayon, because you could climb to the top.

Amazing to think these were made in 827.

I was on my own at Lolei - other than a couple of supervisors. You are in a grassy field. Very easy access.

Preah Ko is grander, with some interesting stone cows at the front. Two of the six towers were under significant scaffolding.

Bakong is just incredible. At least five levels that you can ascend get right up the top. There was a very friendly and caring supervisor at the top. As I huffed, puffed and gasped when I reached the top she suggested I sit down! It was very warm and taking water is an idea. The perspective from the peak is amazing. The elephants on the corners are very cool.

I rated this a better experience than Bayon because of the greater access and fewer crowds. It really is worth the effort. My round trip was 2 and a bit hours and worth every minute.
Written 23 May 2024
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Philo P
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
For me, the Rolous Temples are an underrated scenery! We were beginning our temple tour here, as the Rolous Temples are considerably older than the very well-known sites around Siem Reap. Because of this they depict the very beginning of Khmer art and architecture, which is fascinating.

Even though it is an impressive site, it is so much less crowded than all the other temples so you can just come here to relax, read a book and enjoy the magical vibe of this ancient old kingdom. :)

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Written 11 November 2023
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Nathan I
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
You may spend an hour in this beautiful temple if you want to skip it on the last day of your trip, it's about 20minute drive from the city center.
Written 19 August 2023
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Veronica Hunter
Medford, NJ6,034 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A suggested itinerary is to group together Phaser Leu Market and the Roluos Group in the morning to experience the Cambodian Culture.
Written 21 January 2020
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Dan Maarek
Tel Aviv, Israel16,019 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
As I have seen (and reviewed) them all I would strongly recommend to make the 1 hour trip to see the Roluos group and Bakong Temple.
This is an incredible Temple, not as big as Angkor nor surreal as Bayon and its faces protruding from the walls, but I'd dare to say more beautiful than Ta Prohm (liquid trees)

Bakong is a big high square structure, rather well preserved, with gardens ans ponds around and as it is almost deserted by tourists, the atmosphere is unique.

Preah Ko is much smaller and you will see it no matter what as it is right on your way to Bakong, so I gather you'll stop by it and spend some time there.

Lolei you'd better skip as there is not much to see and the drive back to Siam Reap is still another long hour (with no AC if by tuktuk)
Written 21 October 2019
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J.S.
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
These temples are further away from the city centre but definitely worth a visit. The drive takes more than an hour to an hour and half each way but the visit can be done in about half a day. Did these and visited the floating village on the same day.
Written 12 August 2019
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Tim & Tina_Y
465 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
The first capital of Khmer Empire, we feel so privilege to be able to visit this historical site. Our driver told us this temple was build back in the 9th century which makes it an even older temple than Angkor Wat.
Written 19 June 2019
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Andrew B
Auckland, New Zealand8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
We spent a wonderful 3 hours here and ended up at Bakong for the end of day sun. Preah Ko is beautiful with its red sandstone towers and Bakong majestic. One of the highlights in our 3 day temple tour and a definite recommendation.
Written 21 March 2019
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Dilip P
Vadodara, India643 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
These temples were built around 877s and were built from bricks which is not the case with other temples in Cambodia. It was not very busy so we had adequate time to see it on our own time
Written 18 February 2019
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TAIN2013
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia2,864 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
For those interested in ancient structures, these are some of the oldest permanent structures built by the Khmer in the 9th century. The temples were part of the first capital of the Khmer Empire - known in the day as Hariharalaya - named after Hari Hara a Hindu deity representing a fusion of Hindu Gods Vishnu and Shiva. The temple complex consists of three main temples - the Bakong is probably the grandest and the best preserved, the Lolei and the Preah Ko.

The Bakong is the oldest temple mountain built by the Khmer and is constructed of stone in contrast to the other two which are primarily built of brick. The Preah Ko is the oldest of the three while the LoLei is the latest.

The temples are a short drive from Siem Reap are provide an insight into Khmer history. Being less famous and off the beaten path, they are not as crowded as the Angkor Wat and temples in Angkor Thom and so make for a more leisurely visit. Entrance to the three temples is included in the Angkor pass. So no need to pay extra for these temples but make sure to carry your pass. While the Bakong is grand, the other two temples are not too large and you can easily cover all the three temples in half a day.
Written 22 December 2018
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