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    Best time to Visit Sambor Prei Kuk: Jan,Feb,dec

    Category : History/heritage: History & Heritage

    Duration(days) : 1 Days

    Description

    There is no doubt that Angkor Wat is beautiful; but if you want to get the real feel of Indiana Jones or Tomb Raider film MINUS the crowd; then Sambor Prei Kuk is the place that be.

    Sambor Prei Kuk is in Kampong Thom Province. It    consists of ancient ruins, which are several centuries older than Angkor Wat. This ruined complexes dates back to the Pre-Angkorian Kingdom of late 6th to 9th century.

    Here you will find totally deserted temple in the middle of nowhere. 

    You just need to put an little extra effort to avoid just the normal Siem Reap and Phnom Penh itinerary and take a detour to Kampong Thom; and you will be rewarded with a blissful serenity with the ruins reminding the greatness of that place.
    These temples have been truly lost to the jungle and the feeling of 're-discovering' them cannot be matched with anyother experience that you get in Cambodia.

    The whole compound is made of three clusters classified as Group C for Central, N for North and S for South. They are enclosed in a double-walled encircling 1,000 acre in which there were 150 Hindu temples today mostly in ruins.

    In the early 1970s, Sambor Prei Kuk was bombed by US aircraft in support of the Lon Nol government’s doomed fight against the Khmer Rouge. Some of the craters, ominously close to the temples, can still be seen. The area’s last land mines were cleared in 2008.
    Sambor Prei Kuk today has a serene and soothing atmosphere, with the sandy trails between temples looping through shady forest, making for a pleasant stroll. 


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    Prasat Sambor

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    Group N / Prasat Sambor is considered the main temple and it dates from the 7th century. It was dedicated to one of the reincarnations of Shiva known as Gambhireshvara
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      Prasat Yeah Puon

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      Group S / Prasat Yeah Puon includes 22 sanctuaries dated from the 7th century and is also in dedication to Shiva.
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        Prasat Boram / The Lions' Temple

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        Group C / Prasat Boram / The Lions' Temple is the newest group dating the 9th century with lion sculptures. Lion temple group comprise 18 temples.
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          Phnom Santuk

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          Phnom Santuk Mountain has many Buddha statues carved from great mountain rock including three big Buddha statues reaching Nirvana, each measure than 10-meter length. Phnom Santok is a cultural and natural site located in Ko Koh village, Ko Koh commune, Santuk district, about 17 kilometers south of Kampong Thom provincial town.
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            Sambor Prei Kuk is

            • 30 km north of Kampong Thom
            • 120 km from Siem Reap and 
            • 206 km from Phnom Penh


            Several public bus companies run regular services between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh and vice versa. All these buses stop in Kampong Thom town. You can then hire tuk tuk to explore this region.