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Fascinating old ruins.

We saw this temple before the great big park and ruins in Siem Reap. As a result, it was quite amazing. We approached through the jungle (back entry) and it felt like we were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw this temple before the great big park and ruins in Siem Reap. As a result, it was quite amazing. We approached through the jungle (back entry) and it felt like we were discovering the overgrown ruins for ourselves. Of course, we soon ran into local couples taking photos. The giant Buddha out front houses an intriguing chamber full... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After all the years the jungle has done its best to take back the site, but the ancients knew how to build. There are lots of great photo opportunities.

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Thank George T
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We cycled here, the route was quite nice past paddy fields and tiny villages. The temple itself is, in my opinion, like any other temple but nice if you like that sort of thing. There is an old one and a new one, with some vendors selling drinks or snacks.

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Thank Ellie888
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is an old temple that is not in very good condition. It does not have much in the way of preserved stone carving. We thought that if we had not already been to Angkor Wat, this would have been a pretty fun introduction to the old stone temple scene. But, we had. All these old temples are fun to... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

The 10th century temple is between the modern temple and the giant, rather roughly cast and uninteresting statue of the Buddha. The old temple itself is mostly ruined and you have to climb over the stones to get to the remaining towers at the top. The temple is, however, pretty much out in the open, the plants having been cut... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

all three of the temples on site here and beautiful in their own ways. the actual historical site - set farthest back - is really a pile of stones (which you can still climb on and into!), covered by wildflowers and birds and butterflies. But some of the mantles have super detailed and amazingly well-preserved carvings - all older than... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I am amazed by the size of the structures its worth having a guide so you know what you are looking at & the history it holds. Must see if you are in Siem Reip.

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Rennes, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

The temple is falling apart but the place is nice with lots of flowers and butterflies. It is very quiet and relaxing.

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Thank zitoun35
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

This is one of those little temples that to some extent is just a ramshackle pile of old stones but when you take into account its older than Angkor and you look properly at the intricacy of the carved work in the stones and you realise what a simply amazing sight it is. It's also lovely and peaceful - we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Ek Phnom is also easy to get to-just head north on the River Road (Road 1) a bit over 10 km (the road north of the Cobra Bridge snakes around a bit, but goes back to the river). As you are getting close to the temple, you will pass over a small concrete bridge. The road beyond will veer off... More 

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