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Bakong

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Address: Roluos, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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09089256816
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Built in the late 9th century by Indravarman I, this is the state temple...

Built in the late 9th century by Indravarman I, this is the state temple dedicated to Shiva as Indreshvara.

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More enjoyable with few tourists

This site is distant from the Angkor Wat park and therefore has few tourists and is more enjoyable. A Buddhist temple on site with resident monks who daily provide nutrition... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This site is distant from the Angkor Wat park and therefore has few tourists and is more enjoyable. A Buddhist temple on site with resident monks who daily provide nutrition offerings to the Naga and Buddha statues.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although a little further away that other temples, Bakong is still worth a visit to see the beautiful stone carvings and elaborate wall decorations. The area is easy to visit on the way to or from Tonle Sap and floating villages.

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Winchester, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The oldest temple in the Rolous group (879 AD), and the first of the temple mountain layout. I found it a particularly intriguing temple

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located outside town so not as busy, take your camera there are lots of great view from the top. Get an early start grab a coffee and a roll and relax.

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london
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this temple. It’s a way out of town in the Rolos Group but well worth the visit. If you get up early and arrive around 7am, you will have the temple to yourself. You can climb right to the top and there are decent views of the surrounding area.

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Gloucestershire, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bakong is the largest of the Roluos Group of temples, which are about 10-15 km from the main sites. The group does require a separate trip but can be visited in a half day and if you have a tuktuk or private trip you could combine it with another site such as Beng Mealea.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The skies were blue and the sun out, which added to my enjoyment of this temple that is part of the Rolodex Group. You can climb to the top of this one, so one can easily get an overview of the area. My best one so far and not too many people, as it is far from town and not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small temple complex has three beautiful towers and is situated in the so called Rolus group which is quite near Siem Reap town.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

i live nearby bakong temple,the village is full of orphanages,ngos,churces..etc..as in any touristy place those activities are aimed at extract cash from the unwary...the tour guide or tuk tuk you are using will probably offer you to visit an ngo..orphanage...or sponsor a well,a house for the needy..a cow..for a very high price.avoid this by refusing to visit any of these... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

a very beautiful temple built in mutiple levels. One needs to climb steep steps. Elephants and lions installed in the four corners of the two terraces. It is amazing to know this dates long before the Angkor Wat.

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