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Address: Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Quick stop, but quiet

While going between Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom make sure you stop by this quiet temple. My tour guide pointed out how it looks like a type of pyramid

Reviewed 8 March 2017
Chandler, Arizona
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Chandler, Arizona
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

While going between Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom make sure you stop by this quiet temple. My tour guide pointed out how it looks like a type of pyramid

Thank cjschreiner
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We are a family of 6 with teenagers who like climbing stuff so this was a great hit for us. You can climb the very steep steps to the top if you are game. The steps on the right (facing from the road) seemed less worn so we descended that way. It is a little different style to others and... More 

Thank sgwedslb
East Yorkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Although located just out of the South Gate it doesn't appear to be well visited & we had the whole temple to ourselves, which was great! We also passed it several times during our tour & never saw many people there. Very impressive...you can climb to the top but coming down one needs to take care as the steps are... More 

Thank smallasapeanut
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I guess by this point we were a bit over the temples, but we liked reading the histiry and looking at the differences between the temples, so we saw over 20 of them. I'm only rating this low because compared to some of the others, this is low on the list.

Thank Rebecca N
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Prasat Baksei Chamkrong, built by king Harshavarman is the only known pyramid style temple built by the Khmer. Located just south of Angkor Thom, it is part of the Angkor Wat archeological park. Although Baksei Chamkrong is an isolated temple, it is definitely worth a short visit. And you must climb to the top to appreciate the incredible view. My... More 

Thank Russell H
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 11 April 2016

Baksei Chamkrong is an interesting temple. It is in quite well shape. If you want to climb up, take the stairs on the northern side. This is a simple temple, one tower on top of it, but amazing though. While in Angkor, don't miss this either.

Thank JohnSmithUS64
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Impressive temple in it's own right but everyone is in a hurry to get to the South Gate of Angkor Thom. Do stop here. Plenty to see and no crowds. You can also see the back side of this from the path going up to see Bakheng.

Thank highburychampion
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Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Supposingly the first one constructed with bricks. The name means "The Bird Who Shelters Under Its Wings" coming from a legend. A large bird landed and protected the King, trying to save Angkor, under its wings. The steps are not a easy task, we decided not to go up.

Thank Road20years
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015

This is a great little temple that is so easy to get to, but hardly anyone seems to stop here. The steps at the front are difficult to climb - it's way easier to climb up from the back. This is just a great place to view - anywhere else in the world it would be a major feature.

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West New York
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Reviewed 17 July 2015

This was one of the hidden treasures that had not one tourist in sight. My tour guide brought me here while visiting other temples that were crawling with tourists and to my surprise there was not one tourist in this temple. Beautiful temple......

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