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Phnom Bakheng

Cambodia
3

Rank in Siem Reap

6

Rank in Cambodia

150+

Rank in Asia

300+

World Rank

Siem Reap

7 Makara Street, Wat Bo Village, Salakamreuk Commune, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Time you can spend

3 hours

Entrance Fee
Yes

20 $ (82120 C... Read more

Wait Time

You may need to wait for security check.

Weather
Partly cloudy 25℃

About Phnom Bakheng

The main temple in the Angkor region was once Phnom Bakheng, built in the 9th century. It was originally a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva but was later transformed into a Buddhist temple. 
Phnom Bakheng is located on top of a hill and represents Mount Meru, home of the Hindu Gods. The number of levels, towers, sides, and symmetry all have symbolic meaning. They represent the number of Gods, the lunar phases, and the 12-year cycle of Jupiter. The seven levels represent the seven heavens.  
Once converted to a Buddhist temple a statue of Buddha was added. Remains of a Reclining Buddha are still evident.  
The temple has great historical significance. Along with two others, it was built by King Yasovarman.

How To Reach

It is 7.4 km away from the city center.

You Can reach there by Taxi.

Taxi Fare: 30 $ (123180 Cambodian riel).

Tips
  • Try to visit this place for the sunrise view.
  • Don't forget to bring your drinking water.
  • Try to get there early.
  • Pre-book your tickets to avoid rush.
  • Dress according to the place as it is a religious place.
  • You can click photos inside.
  • Wear comfortable footwear to reach the hilltop. 
  • Carry your camera. 
Must See
  • Sunset point 
  • Beautiful Views 
  • Stunning Architecture 
Visit Time

Sunday:       7:00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Monday:       7:00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Tuesday:      7:00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Thursday:     7:00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Friday:          7:00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Saturday:      7:00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Category
  • Temples
  • Architectural Building

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