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Phnom Chisor Temple

Off Highway 2 | Prasat Neang Khmau, Takeo 21000, Cambodia
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There is an ancient Khmer temple located on top of the hill. The temple was built in the 11th century of laterite and bricks with carved sandstone lintels by the Khmer Empire king Suryavarman I, who practiced Brahmanism. It was dedicated to the Hindu divinities Shiva and Vishnu. The original name of the temple was Sri Suryaparvata, "The mountain of Surya".
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Off Highway 2 | Prasat Neang Khmau, Takeo 21000, Cambodia
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

As the first visit of many to temples on our 2 week trip around Cambodia, this was a great introductory one. Aside from the very non western toilets (squat holes) at the bottom, the hundreds of steep stairs in the heat and a dusty tuk...More

Thank Grace R
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

The temple is a thousand years old. The climb was rewarding and not too difficult. The view from the top was stunning and the temple itself was beautiful in its ruinous state. Some people were asking for money. There was some litter. We gave the...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

First, there are 300 steps. Long, spaced out steps. This isn’t a great problem, because you expect the steps if you’re going to see a temple ruin at the top of a hill. Yes, it’s a great view. That’s it for the good points though.......More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

This temple predates Ta Prohm (Tonle Bati), roughly 10 miles NW on Tonle Bati. The stairs to the top of this hilltop temple are steep & far more difficult than those to Oudong Hill (NW of Phnom Penh). I didn't make it to the top,...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Went with a buddy early on a Saturday for a quick motorcycle ride. Even leaving city at 6 am on a Saturday didn't help evade traffic. If I were a tourist there are better options for temple visits. Hard to find as you go down...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

A temple from the Angkorian era, Phnom Chisor is set upon a solitary hill in Takeo Province, offering superb views of the countryside. Try to get to Phnom Chisor early in the morning or late in the afternoon, as it is an uncomfortable climb in...More

Thank mangsaab
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

I went on a Wednesday morning- didn't see any of the beggars people have mentioned. Fantastic views, the local monks are happy for you to walk around as they engage in their day. Also stop past the monk training centre which is at the bend...More

Thank Zivana A
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

This site was beautiful. If you are really into photography, you will be very impressed by the possibilities of different types of shots you can take. We went early in the day and left Phnom Penh at 8am which is wise to avoid traffic and...More

Thank Hellasweet
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

There are 412 steps that are spaced out to the ruins and the ruins are still an active place for prayer. The view of the country side is beautiful.

Thank catholmn
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We were a group if 7 people and we hired 2 tuktuks to take us from the city and back. It cost us $12 each (tuktuk) + $1 each for entrance fees. I think it was the cheapest way. The temple itself offers a great...More

Thank cristabern
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