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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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It is part of Roluos group of temples along with Preah Ko and Lolei.Bakong means "go to the bell". It is 15-20 mins drive from Siem Reap city. There are steps to climb to the top... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It is part of Roluos group of temples along with Preah Ko and Lolei.Bakong means "go to the bell". It is 15-20 mins drive from Siem Reap city. There are steps to climb to the top. There is also a temple of Buddha at the bottom.The Roluos group can be done in a day.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this temple the most and what more is history and soldiers explain call me 012373947 if you like to visit and know much more about some of the hidden place, I would recommend you to the place where tourist hardly found in the guide book

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best temple and I found each corner of this temples have headless elephant.As you enter you could see the Nandhi which is most important represents for any Hindu temple in the world as well as the lion.This place is free from any tourists and better to go in the morning avoid mid day or after noon.To reach... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by far one of the best temples you can see, its condition is quite good. The best time to see it is in the early morning and there are 2 other temples nearby.. the carvings are in a nice condition.. Truly a 9th century gem

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Saratoga, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not crowed at all, lots of steps to reach the main temple. Off the beaten track, but I liked what I saw and did a Google Collection blog on my visit. Worth the trip IF you have time.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best places to visit in Siem Reap. Consider the time-sun orientation if you want good pictures. Too busy of course. Little control over what visitors do. Don't let people around there selling drinks or food rip you off.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bakong Temple falls under the Roluos Group of Temples close to Siem Reap.It was the State Cap[ital built in late 9th century by Indravarman & became famous as the first significant temple mountain & its five tiers of its pyramid & other elements symbolised Mt. Meru dedicated to God Shiva. Its of a rather big size including two moats &... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Part of the Roluous Group you can do all 3 easily in a morning with a guide or private transport - this is only 15 kms out of Siem Reap but does not seem to get too crowded.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This temple is very old (they say it was the first temple mountain built in the 9th century) and has many, many steps and boy are they are steep! Each step is about 30cm high so you are literally crawling up them.

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Peaceful views looking from the top tierdown the path to the moat. Quite serene.I liked it here. Look arond ghe wa,ls on the second level for some nice carvings.

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