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Phnom Bakheng

7 Makara Street, Wat Bo Village | Salakamreuk Commune, Siem Reap, Cambodia
+855 12 326 371
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Phnom Bakheng served as the temple mountain of the first city of Angkor. Elephants can take you from the bottom to the top of Phnom Bakheng Mountain.
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“elephant ride” (34 reviews)
“sunset point” (6 reviews)
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7 Makara Street, Wat Bo Village | Salakamreuk Commune, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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+855 12 326 371
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"elephant ride"
in 34 reviews
"view of angkor wat"
in 14 reviews
"sunset point"
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"watching sunset"
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"west baray"
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"degree view"
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"temple mountain"
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"worth the climb"
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"worth the effort"
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"tuk tuk driver"
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"hike"
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"path"
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"visitors"
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"cloudy"
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"clouds"
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"phnom"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our final destination at Angkor for the sunset, we were tired, but happy. Had to spend about 45 minutes in line, as they limit the number of people on top. It was cloudy so we didn't have the best scenery, but still enjoyed...More

Thank Aidasas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Though this is also historical... but the structures are badly damaged and not very intrinsic sculpture. I rate it as average. Lots of crowds to watch the sunset... only 300 people are allowed to be in the venue... we need to climb a small hill...More

Thank Rajvs
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Phnom Bakheng is certainly the highest temple in Angkor. To get there, you need to climb up a small path during 10 to 15 minutes. The mountain side of the path is full of spider nests, but don't worry, there are small and if you...More

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Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

We went here for sunset. Bad idea. Well, the sunset itself is nice. But it is a long walk up there in the heat. And only 300 people are allowed on the temple at a time. It means you have to climb around 4 pm...More

Thank Lars S
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

I read so many reviews about people missing out because they didn't make it within the first 300 people so I went at 3pm so I could take my time climbing up and taking photos. it was well worth it. Even if you walk slow...More

Thank Nitya R
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

We went there to watch sunset. We had the elephant ride to the hill (15 minutes ride) to the temple. The elephant ride was a quite experience for us and it costs $20 per person. By the time we got to the temple, there was...More

1  Thank Hany G
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Reviewed February 7, 2018

Phnom Bakheng was constructed more than two centuries before the Angkor Wat. It is a Hindu temple originally built in the form of a temple mountain dedicated to Shiva. Historians believe that Phnom Bakheng was in its heyday, the principal temple of the Angkor region....More

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Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

We were there around 3:50, because we have elderly with us, so we pay 40us for elephant ride to see Bakheng, but the temple’s capacity is only for 300 people,it’s full before 4pm, they don’t even inform you when you pay for the ride, horrible...More

Thank Jc w
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Reviewed January 19, 2018 via mobile

They are doing reservation project. It is about 20 to 25 mins hike up. A Hindu temple on top. Has 3 to 4 sections of steps to go up. Allow only 300 people at one time. What a bummer, it is so cloudy and we...More

1  Thank MyaA4
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Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

If you want to see the sunset , you had better go . From the top of the mountain, you can see the Angkor Wat and city and sea and sunset. Leave your hotel earlier. Only 300 people can get the pass to the top....More

Thank Mienmien0001
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Response from Fiona P | Reviewed this property |
At the mountain foot, here are stores with seats if you buy drinks there. But please be reminded that, if you got knee injury, it is more difficult for you the climb up the steep stairs of the temples of Angkor city and... More
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