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Visiting Preah Vihear

Post by rozzieoz » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:01 am

I’ll be visiting Preah Vihear over the Christmas break.
Please share any must-see / must-do tips.

I’m so excited I could just about explode.
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Re: Visiting Preah Vihear

Post by Kampoochie » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:30 am

That's awesome! I loved my trip up there, especially after a day bumping elbows with Chinese tourists at the main Angkorian ruins in Siem Reap.

Have fun!
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Re: Visiting Preah Vihear

Post by Gator » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:17 am

Prasat Preah Vihear is an amazing temple and the big attraction there. Anlong Veng is about an hour or so away(if I remember correctly) and has a bunch of Khmer Rouge "attractions"; Pol Pot's cremation site, Ta Mok's house, Pol Pot's house, etc., if that interests you? There's also a really small ruins site half way between those towns that's pretty cool.
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Post by paul2d » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:08 am

My neighbour was in Preah Vihear earlier this year and was impressed. A long climb up a steep hill though. But apparently there are lots of guys with motor bikes who will ride you up for a fee. Just south of Preah Vihear is the Koh (Koah) Ker complex of temples that I visited earlier this year with friends from Stung Treng (also in Cambodia). This temple complex is the country's second largest after Angkor Archeological Park located at Siem Reap. The Koah Ker complex contains 20 visitable temples (out of 180) located on a ring road and completely in a jungle setting. A must see!!! Enjoy your trip.
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Re: Visiting Preah Vihear

Post by cambo swa » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:29 am

Kampoochie wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:30 am
That's awesome! I loved my trip up there, especially after a day bumping elbows with Chinese tourists at the main Angkorian ruins in Siem Reap.

How long was the drive from Siem Reap to Preah Vihear?
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Re: Visiting Preah Vihear

Post by phuketrichard » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:37 am

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no way could you walk up that hill. $5 for the bike up. Make sure u bring ur passport

Its a nice temple, ( 2 hours is plenty of time to be there) and if its a clear day u can see a long ways, try an time ur trip to be in the late afternoon. After the temples head back to PV city for the night
Koh Ker is almost 2 hours south and usually a trip there on the way to PV is the way to go if leaving from SR.

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look closely at the tree on the bottom right near the temple an u cna see my daughter and gf:-)

From SR to PV with stops at Bang Mealea and Koh Ker is about 6-7 hours. so leave around 7-8 am an beat the Chinese tour bus's
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Re: Visiting Preah Vihear

Post by rozzieoz » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:54 am

Gator wrote:Prasat Preah Vihear is an amazing temple and the big attraction there. Anlong Veng is about an hour or so away(if I remember correctly) and has a bunch of Khmer Rouge "attractions"; Pol Pot's cremation site, Ta Mok's house, Pol Pot's house, etc., if that interests you? There's also a really small ruins site half way between those towns that's pretty cool.
Thank you so much for the info!
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Re: Visiting Preah Vihear

Post by rozzieoz » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:55 am

We need passports??
Do Khmer need passports?
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Re: Visiting Preah Vihear

Post by rozzieoz » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:57 am

paul2d wrote:My neighbour was in Preah Vihear earlier this year and was impressed. A long climb up a steep hill though. But apparently there are lots of guys with motor bikes who will ride you up for a fee. Just south of Preah Vihear is the Koh (Koah) Ker complex of temples that I visited earlier this year with friends from Stung Treng (also in Cambodia). This temple complex is the country's second largest after Angkor Archeological Park located at Siem Reap. The Koah Ker complex contains 20 visitable temples (out of 180) located on a ring road and completely in a jungle setting. A must see!!! Enjoy your trip.
Thank you!
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Re: Visiting Preah Vihear

Post by phuketrichard » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:05 am

rozzieoz wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:55 am
We need passports??
Do Khmer need passports?
Yes,they put ur passport # in the book at the bottom
Khmers need id card
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