Phnom Bakheng Hill Temple is a Hindu and Buddhist temple in the form of a temple mountain.

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Phnom Bakheng Hill Temple was built at the end of the 9th century, during the reign of King Yasovarman (889-910).

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The towers in The towers in Phnom Bakheng Temple

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Phnom Bakheng Temple is a symbolic representation of Mount Meru, home of the Hindu gods, a status emphasized by the temple’s location atop a steep hill.

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Phnom Bakheng Temple in Angkor Archaeological Park, Cambodia

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The facade of Phnom Bakheng Temple

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The overview of Phnom Bakheng Temple

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Phnom Bakheng Temple is located in a hilltop where is called Phnom Bakheng hill, this hill is located between of Angkor Wat Temple and Angkor Thom Temple, this place has been ever the center of Khmer first kingdom in Angkor. Phnom Bakheng Temple also has another name is Yasodharapura, a temple of Hindu, its weight is around 65m and Phnom Bakheng Temple pray Shiva.
 
Phnom Bakheng Temple is located in a hilltop so that there are a lot of tourists who prefer to come here to see the sunset and take photograph, specially it is very clearly and beautiful to see and take photograph of Angkor Wat Temple from the hilltop the  temple. Phnom Bakheng Temple has been fallowed since 928, and King Jayavaraman V has allowed to restore and re-build this temple in 968 by a very special architecture.
 
The total area of the temple is around 4km2 and it is surrounded by a soil wall, there are total 108 towers in the temple, and it is also little hard for the tourist who are afraid the height but prefer to trek to this temple. But, the tourist also could ride an elephant to go to Phnom Bakheng Temple, almost tourists prefer to stand in this temple in the late afternoon to wait for the sunset because at this time the overview of this temple as well as around sightseeing is very nice, it is very nice to take photograph at that time.
 
Phnom Bakheng Temple is not far from the center of Siem Reap, the tourist also could catch a tuk tuk from the hotel in the center of Siem Reap to explore this temple, then take nice photograph at here in the sunset time, this activity must be very fun and worthwhile with all tourists. More specially, travel to Phnom Bakheng Temple you will have a chance to hear an interested legend about twelve girls of the temple in the past.

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