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Preah Khan, Siem Reap

#6 of 57 in Historic Sites in Siem Reap
Ruin · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Part of the Angkor complex, Preah Khan consists of a Buddhist sanctuary surrounded by rectangular galleries. The 12th-century ruins enclosing an area of 56 hectares (140 acres) remain mostly unrestored and covered by vegetation. As you roam the carved corridors and walk through a myriad of doors, try to find hidden statues representing various scenes from Buddhist tradition. To visit Preah Khan on your trip to Siem Reap, use our Siem Reap trip builder tool.
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  • The temple of "Preah Khan", or the "Temple of the Sacred Sword", was built by legendary King Jayavarman VII, in the 12th century, and was dedicated to his father, King Dharanindravarman. It is...  more »
  • We hired a guide months before actually arriving in Siem Reap and WOW did it pay off. Plus it was a great price for just the 2 of us to be gone 10+ hours. We were doing 2 circuits in one day. We...  more »
  • The biggest temple in the big circle group of Angkor complex. The massive temple offers a lot of things to check out, where it has many unique sculptures, carvings n even little temple ensemble to the Roman or Greek castle. Definitely, a must visit temple to check out despite its big complex as it can be tiring to walk through.
  • What a fascinating place. The scale, the amount of sculptures, the statues on the bridge, are all amazing. The rubbles within the temple gives extra mystery feels. Restorations are minimal. Definitely top 3 of Angkor for me. Oh did I mention the tree that grows on the wall?

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