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Bakong

Roluos, Siem Reap, Cambodia
09089256816
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Largest of the Roluos Group of pre-Angkor Wat temples, with active monastery

Indravarman I built this temple dedicated to Shiva. It served as the main temple for the early... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TravelTellers
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Westport, Connecticut
Unexpected Peaceful Delight

This was our second trip to Siem Reap so we especially wished to get out to the Rolous... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Greg H
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Built in the late 9th century by Indravarman I, this is the state temple dedicated to Shiva as Indreshvara.
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  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
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Roluos, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Indravarman I built this temple dedicated to Shiva. It served as the main temple for the early Angkorian-era capital, Hariharalaya. Noted for its stone elephants adorning each corner of the first 3 of the 5 tiers. The towers represent the sacred Mt. Meru, as does...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second trip to Siem Reap so we especially wished to get out to the Rolous Group. The large moat around this temple emphasised the peaceful setting, helped also by the relatively few visitors compared to the Angkor group. Lovely temple features, and...More

Thank Greg H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

maybe of people who came to siem reap , if we talk about the sun . Bakong hill will be the fist one of their mind . why i can say like that. cuz you will hundrrent of people to their every sunrise or sunset...More

Thank Sinh T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best of the Rolous group. See with Preah Ko, and skip Prasat Prei Monti. Great temple within large moat. Largely un-visited, but a must see to appreciate the oldest period of Angkor culture. Remember to bring Angkor visitor ticket. Go by car. Guide not...More

Thank ch6006hc
Reviewed 11 October 2017

a must visit in this chain of three ; totally different once again and a marvel to see the achievments of building in the paast

Thank Mjk1945
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Bakong is the first temple mountain of sandstone constructed by rulers of the Khmer empire. The temple is located away outside the city center. But it's still worth a visit if you have the time. Bakong is the largest and most impressive of the Roluos...More

Thank Russ L
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We explored Bakong, Preah Ko and Lolei temples together on a sort walking tour and found it great. The site at Roluos is one of an ancient centre of Khymer civilisation and amazing that the oldest temple in this area dates back to 8 and...More

Thank Judave
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Bakong was nice and older than all over the temples in siem reap we saw with our trip there we more than other!

Thank JingChew13
Reviewed 10 September 2017

A 30 minute Tuk-Tuk ride so you may prefer a car to get there - very peaceful with the monks chanting Budha mantras at the Pagoda next door. This is a hindu temple from an long gone era - the visit requires a usual ticket...More

Thank Ravind
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This not so famous temple complex lies outside of Siem Reap town on the road to Phnom Penh in Highway 6. This temple was the earliest temple to be built by the rising Khmer kingdom that time. The complex is protected by large moats smaller...More

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soapyski
6 April 2017|
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Response from CALPerth | Reviewed this property |
Yes The Bakong site is included in your Angkor Ticket :-)
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