Impressive Ancient Hindu Temple of Preah Vihear
The most dramatically situated of all Angkorian monuments, Prasat Preah Vihear sprawls along a clifftop near the Thai border, with breathtaking views of lowland Cambodia 550m below. An important place of pilgrimage for millennia, the temple was built by a succession of seven Khmer monarchs, beginning with Yasovarman I (r 889–910) and ending with Suryavarman II (r 1112–52). Like other temple-mountains from this period, it was designed to represent Mt Meru and dedicated to the Hindu deity Shiva. On July 7, 2008, Preah Vihear was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
One can find the signs of Shivalingam here and a statue of Lord Ganesha at the top shrine. It's an amazingly beautiful place evident of ancient Hindu culture and rich Indian cultural heritage. It's a must visit place in Cambodia. Most of the tourists go back from Angkor Wat but those who walk the extra mile to reach here get some beautiful memories with them.
Tours with this experience
Excursion to Preah Vihear Temple from Siem Reap
Witnessing the ancient architecture of the Khmers through the detailed carvings on walls
Get to know more about the history and origin of the temple
Private hotel pickup/drop off transfer and English-speaking local tour guide
Stray from tourist trails and visit less-crowded temples on a 3-day tour from Siem Reap
Spend more time enjoying the beauty of Beng Mealea, Koh Ker, and Preah Vihear tenples by trekking around
Discover historical information at Ta Mok’s house and Pol Pot tomb
Other Experiences in Preah Vihear, Cambodia
Located in Preah Vihear province, Koh Ker temple is an amazing pyramid temple you should visit and you will learn more about it when you go with your guide. It is a spectacular area of temples other than Angkor (120 km / 2 hours drive from Siem rep), less touristy for now and in the process of being applied to be considered a UNESCO...