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    • Banteay Srei, Cambodia

      Explore the "City of Women"

      Bantaey Srei was built in 967 A.D. primarily of sandstone. Bantaey Srei is the name the locals call the site now. Translated this means "City of Women" or Citadel of Women. It is called this because of the intricate carvings throughout the complex that are said could only be carved by the delicat...
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    • Banteay Srei, Cambodia

      Hike to Kbal Spean

      0.9 mi / 0 ft gain
      Kbal Spean is located about 50 Kilometers from Siem Reap and takes about one hour to get there by Tuk Tuk. This location is a series of carved Lingams in a river bed deep in the the jungle. Kbal Spean is known as "River of Thousand Lingams." Lingams are a phallic representation sacred to Brahmani...
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    • Siem Reap, Cambodia

      Explore Ta Som Temple

      Ta Som is located along the Grand Circuit road after passing Neak Pean and was built in the late 12 century. The interesting thing about Ta Som is that none of it has been restored, with the exception of clear undergrowth vegetation. Also, there is a gate tower at the entrance with four faces of ...
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    • Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

      Explore Neak Pean - Ancient Healing Center

      Neak Pean is not a temple. It was constructed as a place of healing. It was believed that soaking in the waters at Neak Pean would balance the individual and therefore cure their illnesses. The center tower is round but the water is divided into 4 quadrants representing Earth, Wind, Fire and Wate...
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    • Prasat Bakong, Cambodia

      Explore East Mebon

      East Mebon is a temple that was built in the 10th century. The unique thing about East Mebon is that it is actually built on an island. The island is in the middle of what was a man made reservoir called East Baray. The reservoir is now try so you have to use your imagine nation when exploring Ea...
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    • Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

      Photograph Preah Khan Temple

      5.0
      Chances are the droves of tourist in Angkor will be trying to photograph sunrise at Angkor Wat. Use this to your advantage and shoot this temple first. It's best to be there no later than 7am. The light is gorgeous then and you'll be able to get every shot you want with nobody in your way. You ca...
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    • Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

      Hike the Preah Khan Trail

      1 mi
      Of course the main attraction at Preah Khan is the temples and sanctuary's.  There is amazing detail and numerous rooms to explore. They are beautiful and so much to see. But looking at the complex from the "outside" so to speak, gives a different perspective and great experience of this amazing ...
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    • Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

      Explore Pre Rup

      This temple is of the "Mountain" style, meaning, it is built upward and is relatively a square layout. It has an outer wall and three tiers. The top tier has 5 towers, one tower at each corner and then one tower in the center.There are several other smaller towers around the complex as well.Pre R...
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    • Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

      Explore Thommanon Temple

      Thommanon Temple is a Hindu temple built in the 12th century. It is rather small and located as you exit from Angkor Thom through the Victory Gate. A short way after you exit the Victory Gate, Thommanon is on the left.  The grounds of the complex are flat and open with all the underbrush cleared ...
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    • Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

      Explore Chau Say Tevoda Temple

      This is a small temple just east of the Victory Gate from Angkor Thom. It is very similar to Thommanon Temple which is just across the road. Both are Hindu temples constructed in the 12 century.A nice stop to do along with Thommanon Temple when touring the small circuit around Angkor. Chau Say Te...
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    • Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

      Explore Ta Prohm Temple

      This is probably my favorite of all the Angkor temples. Ta Prohm is also referred to as Temple of the Jungle. Much has been untouched by Archeologist other than to clear paths through the ruins. Ta Prohm was built in the late 12 century. It is a fairly large complex of towers and corridors linkin...
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    • Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

      Find the Ta Prohm Stegosaurus

      0.2 mi
      This little carving has become quite popular in recent years. Some think it is evidence that dinosaurs existed during human times. Being that Ta Prohm was constructed around the 12 century, they hardly had the technology to determine what a Stegosaurus looked like even if they unearthed some dino...
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    • Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

      Explore Banteay Kdei Temple

      Banteay  Kdei complex is located southeast of Ta Prohm and typically visited as part of the small circuit through Angkor. It is best for your Tuk Tuk driver to drop you off at the west end of the temple and wait for you at the east end of the temple.  This way you can make your way through the te...
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    • Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

      Explore the Terrace of the Elephants

      The Elephant Terrace is part of the Royal Palace complex serving as part of the east wall.  The wall is located just north of Bayon and serves as an elevated path that connects the Leper King Terrace and the entrances to Baphuon Temple and Phimeanakas Temple.  It is said that the Elephant Terrace...
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    • Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

      Explore Phimeanakas Temple

      Phimeanakas is found within the walls of the Royal Palace. Directly north through the palace walls from Baphuon Temple. Phimeanakas is a three tiered temple constructed in the 10th century. The original structure had a tower on top. Legend states that a serpent spirit with 9 heads lived in the to...
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    • Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

      Explore Baphuon Temple

      Baphuon is situated just northwest of Bayon Temple. It was built in the 11th century and was initially a Hindu temple but by the 15th century it was converted into a Buddhist temple. Baphuon was built upon a sand base. Because of this, it suffered many collapses over the hundreds of years. A majo...
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