Perched on the edge of a massive cliff nearly 525 m (1,722 ft) above sea level, Preah Vihear Temple represents a significant place of pilgrimage dating back to the period of the Khmer Empire. The hermitage was founded in the 9th century, but the oldest preserved parts of the temple--listed as a World Heritage Site--date back to the 10th and 11th centuries. The four levels and four courtyards connected by pavements, esplanades, and staircases, feature entrance pavilions, towers, large stone statues, and skillfully carved stone ornamentation. Seven-headed snakes gloom from the heads of staircases and stone lions guard the doorways. Walk down a 2,242-step wooden staircase, which pilgrims used for centuries to climb up from Cambodia's northern plains. Before you head to Kantharalak, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Kantharalak trip planner, to make sure you see all that Kantharalak has to offer, including Preah Vihear Temple.
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Duration: 8 to 12 hours
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Duration: 13 hours
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Duration: 7 to 10 hours
Preah Vihear Temple Reviews
Finally managed to find time for a road trip to Preah Vihear with our friends (Cambodian Tour Guides). An incredible place with only a few tourists, our early morning visit and the huge size of this.... more »
Preah Vihear has the most spectacular view of all the temples of Angkor. From the top you can see Thailand. Take a full day to visit this one, Koh Ker and Beng Mealea, it's really worth the visit... more »
I like the temple very much. The temple head good view, perfect location on the top of the mountain. With beautiful rock structure.
Please take the time to go, a really breathtaking experience only could be understood by seeing in person. About four hours driving from Siem Reap
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