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“A must visit if one has two days in SR”
Review of Preah Khan

Preah Khan
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US$62.00*
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Full Day Preah Khan and Neak Pean Temples Tour
Ranked #26 of 200 things to do in Siem Reap
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

If one has only one day in SR, one should visit Angkor Wat and Bayon. But if one has at least two days, one has to put Preăh Khan on the itinerary!

It is a large complex with very much less of a crowd. The major structure is preserved, though many pieces were broken and fallen. It is being restored by a team on the spot.

The temple has a special figure - it has a Roman style structure tucked in the back. Rumor has it that back in ancient time, the Romans had made it all the way to Asia, the Khmer empire, which is the current Cambodia. Archeologists have found Roman coins in lost treasure discovered in modern time, so it is possible that the Romans had visited the Khmer empire by sea. The structure itself has giant columns and is of a rectangular shape. One cannot miss this piece of work if one is interested in architecture.

Besides the Roman structure, I also recommend one check out the Hall of Dancers. One will find many beautiful goddess “Apsara” mural here, well designed and decorated. One can imagine the glories dance parties that happened back in time.

Highly recommend this temple to everyone! Recommend time to spend is 2-3 hours with a knowledgeable tour guide!

Thank Rachelle W
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous temple, lovely jungle setting and best of all...no hordes of people shoving you around!! Such a pleasure to come here (& a lot of the rest of the big circuit, Neak Pean's water walk was cool, too). Honestly, if I could go back in time, I would skip the insanity of Angkor Wat/Thom/Small circuit and just enjoy these quieter more accessible large circuit temples.

2  Thank Auroralovestravel
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Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

Preah Khan is a real jungle temple and it is huge. A lot of corridors crossing each others, one can easily lost, trees growing everywhere, simply fantastic. Do not miss the splendid terrace at the end of the temple, and give a look at the surrounding jungles.

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Reviewed March 25, 2018

Went after watching the sun rise over Angor Wat, and that was perfect because the crowds were few and far between and it wasn't too hot out. Would recommend going with a tour guide, or asking the security guards questions about the temple (although you will have to tip them after they help you out, but it's worth it). This temple has amazing stories about the architecture and history. It is a real gem of Siem Reap.

2  Thank zoda12
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

A wonderful maze of a temple built at the end of the 12th century AD.

Don't miss the following: the Hall of Dancers in the centre of the temple where you can see beautifully carved lintels featuring dancing apsaras (celestial beings), serene devatas (female temple guardians) throughout the temple, and the charming little rest hall at the east entrance, which was built for pilgrims to this former monastery temple.

Less crowded than some of the better-known temples although you may still be unlucky enough to encounter some tour groups. As the temple is a large sprawling one, it is possible to get away from the noise and selfie sticks!

2  Thank j1954g
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