Baphuon Temple, Siem Reap

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Explore the fragile remains of Baphuon Temple, a three-tiered "temple mountain" of the once great Khmer Empire. The 11th-century structure represented Mt. Meru, home of the Hindu gods; for centuries it remained in disrepair until French-led archaeologists initiated a painstaking restoration, completed in 2011. Today, you can roam around five levels of the temple, which once housed libraries, sandstone galleries, many Buddha images, and a central sanctuary. Once you reach the summit via steep timber steps, you can enjoy the picturesque panoramic view of the entire complex and skyscraping trees. Bring hats, water, and good shoes, especially during hot and humid days, to endure all the climbing. Arrange your visit to Baphuon Temple and discover more family-friendly attractions in Siem Reap using our Siem Reap trip planning site .
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  • After visiting a few temples in Angkor Wat, all the temples begin to look very similar. The good thing about this temple is that it is less crowded. There is a long stone walk path leads to the temple...  more »
  • You could easily pass this temple, cause it is tucked away quite far from the road. But do visit it, it’s stunning. When visited there were only 3 people present, and this was around 0900am, and it wa...  more »
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  • Very interesting to read about the different reconstruction efforts and methods used. I also loved how quiet it was at the top. By far the lowest numbers or tourists here. This meant I could relax and enjoy being present without feeling rushed around.
  • This was one of my favorite temples out of all the temples in Cambodia. My pictures are from the top looking out and not of this Temple looking at it from the outside. It's a great Temple with lots of levels to explore.
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