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Explore Preah Ko Temple

Prasat Bakong, Cambodia


Added by John Maurizi

Explore a 9th century temple dedicated to a kings grandparents. Seldom visited by tour groups, Prasat Preah Ko is a good place to escape the crowds.

Preah Ko, also known as Prasat Preah Ko, is part of the Roluos Group. There is a walkway approaching the temple towers which I found to be impressive and interesting to photograph. There are six towers in all, three in front and three behind.  The towers sit on top of a low platform and are closely constructed to each other.

The towers are said to be built in the 9th century by the king to give tribute to Paternal and Maternal Grandparents.  During my time at Preah Ko, I came across two young children that seemed to be reading a children's book.  They didn't run to ask me for money, which is common at some of the main Angkor sites.  They just sat and enjoyed their book as the older of the two seemed to be reading for the younger.

Your Tuk Tuk driver will know how to get here.  It is southeast of Siem Reap and sits between Prasat Lolei to the north and Prasat Bakong to the south.

I enjoyed this temple very much.  A nice place to photograph!

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