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Private Sambor Prei Kuk Temple Tour
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Temples of Sambor Prei Kuk Day Trip from Phnom Penh Including Lunch

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These are ruins of what was once a significant temple complex

Set of three temple complexes constructed in the 6th to 9th century CE in an ancient capital. There dating makes them pre-Angkor as well they are Hindu, rather than Buddhist... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2015
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Set of three temple complexes constructed in the 6th to 9th century CE in an ancient capital. There dating makes them pre-Angkor as well they are Hindu, rather than Buddhist (despite the new Buddhas in some of the temples). These are mainly ruins following bombings in 1970 by the Americans. If you are keen on seeing the remains of what... More 

Thank LagoNexus
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 8 November 2015

this fascinating place is about a 3 hour drive from Siem Reap. We did not see any other tourists while we were there. The pre-Angkorian was built in the 6th century and although many of the temples are damaged, there is still a lot to see. More than 100 temples which were mainly built in brick and originally covered with... More 

Thank travelkat88
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Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

I am really excited with everywhere everything with Sambor Prei Kuk even food, temple and forest. When I took photos my skin become golden, it is really amazing area one in Cambodia.

Thank Khun V
Calgary, Canada
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869 reviews
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Reviewed 28 July 2015

The sandstone temples in these woods are simply beautiful and the restoration work is much appreciated. It was incredibly serene walking on the grounds and around each temple. For safety reasons we were only able to go inside a couple of the buildings but the structures were very impressive considering they were built in the 7th century. Our guide explained... More 

1 Thank seetheworld2014
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015

Get the temple of Siem Reap out of your head, this is a very different experience. We drove from Phnom Penh en route to Angkor Wat and made the detour to here. we picked up a really enthusiastic tour guide at the entrance and were treated to a private tour through the forest. Really interesting, but cooler for me was... More 

Thank Jack C
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Reviewed 18 April 2015

Sambor Prei Kuk is of the beaten track of the temples, but shouldn't. A magical feeling strolling around the different temples in the woods is what you get. You get to see a nice example of pre-Angkorian temples. If you have time to spare, then go and see it

Thank Els D
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2015 via mobile

Took a diversion off the road to Siem Reap to visit these fantastic ruins. Hired a local guide who spoke excellent English - it would be almost impossible to see all that we saw without a guide & at US $10 it was well worth it. The ruins, which are several centuries older than Angkor Wat are fantastic & we... More 

6 Thank Marguerite W
Mechelen, Belgium
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Reviewed 11 February 2015

We visited sambor prei kuk from kompong thom. There we rented a scooter for 7 dollar at the little "travel agency" of Im Sokhom (street 3, quite far in to the street). It's really easy to drive to sambor prei kuk yourself and the road was most of the time in good condition and totally paved. For those who don't... More 

6 Thank Amina R
Tanunda, Australia
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Reviewed 24 January 2015 via mobile

This was a fabulous experience. We wandered along narrow trails to view temples that pre-date those at Angkor by more than 500 years. Several are little more than rubble, but others are in an excellent state while the most significant are under restoration. It is quite an arduous trip along poor roads to get there.

5 Thank Elizabeth G
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Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

If you came to Cambodia to experience the lifestyle, this is a must. One night is enough to feel what living is like. Make sure you ride the ox cart ride through the small town and do the rice paddy for sunset. We were lucky to see the monks and the new temple.

4 Thank Cassandra G

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