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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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  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“elephant ride” (35 reviews)
“sunset point” (6 reviews)
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7 Makara Street, Wat Bo Village | Salakamreuk Commune, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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"elephant ride"
in 35 reviews
"view of angkor wat"
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"sunset point"
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"watching sunset"
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"west baray"
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"temple mountain"
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"phnom"
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"jungle"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went during the morning, you have to walk around 20 min up to the hill which is really great because you are in contact with the nature and the trees keep you fresh. When you arrive to the temple you can see a magnificent...More

Thank Marcela S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most amazing thing to see in the world. It’s an helicopter view of Angkor wat. Depending on the weather and the season, the temple get a shiny gold color like the toon « les cites d’or ». Also, on rainy season, the country face...More

Thank Fredericl123
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place so much, it in the small tour that I has been visited. I visited this temple so many time but I still wants go to visit again and again. Its really amazing temple. Cause it not far from the central city,...More

Thank Yan S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice scenic 20-20 min walk up a small hill to see some typical ruins and it was enjoyable watching the elephants zig zag up the hill. $20 for the elephant ride if you want. It’s worth a visit before it gets busy...More

Thank GelorupLynda
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We left the hotel around 4:45 am to visit this mountain for sunrise. The walk to the mountain is pretty easy one. It was pretty dark the whole way when we reached the top. There is enough area to be sit and wait for the...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Phnom Bakheng is the best place to watch the sunset but be sure to start the trek up the hill at least a couple of hours before sunset. As they limit the capacity to 300 people on top, one has to wait for a person...More

Thank Brett B
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

I heard that this is the best place to see Sunset in Angkor temple. I went there but unluckily this is cloudy day but this is the best. Don't go there after 4:30 pm because that place is limitted 300 people that time you have...More

Thank Manzure
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

This is a good visit to see the sunset and climb to the highest Hindu temple in the mountains. The views are vast. However, 300 hundred people allowed up there at a time. Those Poor Elephants how many rides a day do they have to...More

Thank Dundrell
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

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 15 April 2018

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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Helen L
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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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