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Koh Ker Temple

| 100 Km North of Siem Reap, Cambodia
+855 95 899 993
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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 13 January 2017 via mobile

Hello everybody I would like to say sorry first because my English not so good I would like saying that to everyone if you Come to visit temple in siem reap Angkor in Cambodia don't forget koh ker temple

Thank Kim R
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Though it is a bit faraway from other temples or wats in Angkor area, nonetheless it worth the time to move. The style of the particular temple is very different from additional temples. Still it is shut down and we can only go walking it...More

2  Thank lingzhang45
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The 5 star rating is not for Koh Ker main temple (Prasat Thom) but for the nearby Prasat Pram and Prasat Damrei within Koh Ker complex. Prasat Thom is a tiered piramid and still in relatively good shape; it's good but nothing impressive. However Prasat...More

2  Thank Derek Z
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We had a whole day in a car from Siem Reap, cost $120 (entry cost not included), to Prasap Preah Vihear, Koh Ker and Beng Mealea. All were quite different from each other. Koh Ker was our second stop. This was the capital of the...More

2  Thank Etosha
Reviewed 13 December 2016

It's an all day trip (along with a stop at Beng Mealea) and a bit expensive hiring a driver...but it was so nice to see some temples in peace without the crowds...few good small temples in the complex like Prasat Bram...but the highlight is Prasat...More

1  Thank thelonious22
Reviewed 7 December 2016

What an amazing surprise to travel through the beautiful Cambodian countryside and to be presented with this beautiful Mayan pyramid. You can if you are game enough climb to the top of the pyramid where there is (or was) a linga. We didn't because of...More

2  Thank Jane C
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Koh Ker area has many older temples. We visited four or five, culminating with the Koh Ker temple. It's a large pyramid, reminded me of Mayan pyramids. Walk around, climb on top to enjoy the view of the jungle all around. The restaurant on your...More

Thank ns1991
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Nice view of the pyramid from the entrance, no other buildings blocking your view, very solid construction of the pyramid. And very few visitors which makes it a pleasant experience. The view from the top is going as far as the eye can see since...More

1  Thank Meeoozeek
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

An essential visit to any Cambodian itinerary if you have the time. A beautiful temple amidst breathtaking scenery. Climb to the top of this pyramid structure and you won't be disappointed. Well worth the journey to get there.

2  Thank KarenMcClymont
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Visited Koh Ker on the way back from Preah Vihear temple and before we went to Beng Melea (all 3 can be seen in about a 15 hr excursion). About 2 hours from Siem Reap, and at least an hour from Preah Vihear. There are...More

5  Thank DoctorsK
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