Spend one full day to explore ancient mountain temples Preah Vihear and a former capital of the Khmer Empire Koh Ker pyramid style is really worth and also uncovered part of Cambodia, meet the locals who live in rural villages and learn about their way of life. A day to visit Preah Vihear and Koh Ker is one of Great Highlight of the temple visits around Siem Reap. The trip will take you to see interesting spots through the small villages close to daily life in rural Cambodia include countryside beautiful landscapes, primary forest, rice fields, local market and animals… All will bring you the smile and great experiences with memories.
We can start the trip a bit early regards to the destination. Probably you ask the hotel to prepare the take-way breakfast and we can stop on the way somewhere with the great view to have your picnic breakfast and enjoy the cold fresh air. Along the way there are lots of chance to see different ways of living life between the city people and remote villages and people in the daily life. The journey will also give you the soft view of the nature and farming agriculture lands. On arrival at we explore an imposing mountain-top temple guards the border between Cambodia and Thailand, Preah Vihear Temple you will be rewarded with fabulous views over Cambodia’s and Thailand’s fertile plains from the impressive ruins which stretch for 500 meters up. We explore the temple on foot and continue onwards to the final level, clinging to a cliff face in the Dangrek Mountains, towering hundreds of metres above lowland Cambodia below. The sanctuary is perched on the edge of the cliffs with amazing views over the seemingly endless Cambodian jungle to the south. The temple is known to have been dedicated to the god Shiva and thought to have been constructed in the reign of Suryavarman I (1002-50), with further significant additions by Suryavarman II (1113-50). The spectacular location paired with a unique temple design are the reason UNESCO enlisted Preah Vihear as a World Heritage Site. Then we continue to former Khmer capital Koh Ker, take the time to enjoy the temples in the group such as Prasat Thom, Prasat Linga, Prasat Prum, Prasat Neang Khmao, Prasat Damrie Koh Ker, it’s quite unique stepped 7-tiered pyramid. This trip can be a great cultural experience as Koh Ker is the proud owner of some ancient temples in Cambodia, Prasat Pram is covered in strangler figs, and other temples in the group. Koh Ker built in the 10th century by Jayavarman IV, was the Capital of the Khmer Empire for a very brief period from the year 928 to 944.
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