About Preah Khan

The temple was dedicated by King Jayavarman VII to his father Dhararandra. It has a splendid bridge at the entrance, followed by green trees which intertwine with the buildings reminding one of the Ta Prohm Temple. The temple has preserved the structures with a lot of carvings and statues. It presents the true picture of the ancient Cambodian culture, as not much restoration has been done on this site. It is spectacular for its grandeur and attracts the tourist for its peaceful and serene atmosphere.

Must See

  • Elephant trunk tree
  • Sacred sword
  • Circular Stupa
  • Hall of Dancers and Trees

How to reach

Preah Khan is 14 km from the city center. One can hire taxis, motorbikes, bicycles, tuk-tuks or tour buses. Taxis can be hired for a full day at the cost of $30 for a full day for 2 people. Tuk-tuks can be hired for a full day at the cost of $13 to $16 and can accommodate 4 people. Motorbikes cost for a full day range $3 to $10 and are easily available in the city at all places.



  • Visit early in the morning to avoid crowds and waiting.
  • Photography is allowed.
  • A lot of walking is required so wear comfortable shoes.
  • Travel with water bottles, hats, and sunscreen to escape from the burning heat.
  • Wear respectful clothes covering the shoulders, chest, and knees as it is a holy place.
  • Maintain a dignified behavior in the temple area.
  • Hire a guide to have a good idea about the temple history.

Visit Time

Sunday:        7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Monday:       7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday:      7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday:     7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday:          7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday:     7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Entrance Fee


There is no separate fee for Preah Khan. It is included in the Angkor pass.
The tourist pass for one-day is $37, for three-day pass it varies between $40 to $62 and for a seven-day pass it varies between $60 to $72.

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