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Preah Ko

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Address: Roluos, Cambodia

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Two rowed of 3 big towers at front, 3 smaller towers at the back row.

It's near prasat Bakong, quite easy to accede. This temple has well-preserved lintels and details about the door, door jamb, colonnettes. I myself get used to hindu gods so this... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's near prasat Bakong, quite easy to accede. This temple has well-preserved lintels and details about the door, door jamb, colonnettes. I myself get used to hindu gods so this temple lintels mostly tell stories about these. This temple is in the package to see nearby Prasat Bakong, the pyramid.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is part of the Rolous group, from the late 9th century. The structures and layout at Prah Ko are virtually identical to that found at nearby Lolei - but here they are much better preserved. I would suggest skipping Lolei. Be sure to continue down the same road for much larger Bakong temple area from the same era.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You need to travel about 10-15 km from the main temple areas to visit the Roluos Group but it's a journey worth making. Not as spectacular as Angkor Wat or Angkor Thom perhaps but you won't be disappointed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first temple visit in Siem Reap and I really enjoyed it. Not a very big temple area, but interesting and away from most of the crowds. Make sure you get the correct tickets for the length of your stay. These are quite far from town and we were glad we had a driver and car

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We visited Preah Ko as our last stop today and I loved it. Small, actually only 2 rows of 3 towers each and the colours of the local red dust. Nice place to visit if one has about 30 minutes to spare.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

A must see temple on the way to Bakong. The temple itself is quite close to the road and comprises six brick towers on a single base making it a comparatively better temple for those with impaired mobility. Some of the stone lintel carvings, columns and inscriptions are incredibly well preserved considering they are over 1,100 years old! Definitely a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Preah Ko, or also known as the "Sacred Bull", is one of the oldest temples in Angkor and also the oldest among the Roluos Group of temples which consists of Bakong and Lolei. The temple is dedicated to Shiva and as such, you can find several statues of Nandi the bull - Shiva's mount, facing the sanctuaries. The first row... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

This is quite near Bakong so it is sensible to see both one after the other. There six brick towers all accessible at ground level. Look especailly at the carvings and the work on the columns.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

as with the other Roluos group, it's only worthwhile if you've already seen the main Angkor Wat temples...we were on our way to Kampong Khleang so it ended up being a convenient stop along the way

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Hire a moto romauk to get to this place. Its a good 3-4 km outside Siem Reap on the road leading to Phnom Pehn. Because of the distance not much tourist drop by Preah Ko, this is in itself is another bonus, if you appreciate the stillness of your surroundings.

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