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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Phnom Bakheng Temple is located on a hilltop known as Phnom Bakheng Hill, which is located between Angkor Wat Temple and Angkor Thom Temple. This location has always been the center of the Khmer’s first kingdom in Angkor. Phnom Bakheng Temple is also known as Yasodharapura, a Hindu temple with a height of 65 meters.

Because Phnom Bakheng Temple is located on a hilltop, many tourists prefer to come here to see the sunset and take photographs, especially because it is very clear and beautiful to see and photograph Angkor Wat Temple from the hilltop the temple.

Phnom Bakheng Temple has been in use since 928, and King Jayavarman V allowed it to be restored and rebuilt in 968 with a unique architectural style.

The temple’s total area is around 4km2, and it is surrounded by a soil wall. There are 108 towers in total, and it is also a little difficult for tourists who are afraid of heights but prefer to trek to this temple.

However, tourists can also ride elephants to Phnom Bakheng Temple. Almost all tourists prefer to stand in this temple in the late afternoon to wait for the sunset because the view of this temple as well as the surrounding sightseeing is very nice at that time.

The Phnom Bakheng Temple is not far from the center of Siem Reap, tourists could also take a tuk-tuk from their hotel in the center of Siem Reap to explore this temple, and then take nice photographs at sunset, this activity must be very fun and worthwhile for all tourists. More specifically, if you visit Phnom Bakheng Temple, you will have the opportunity to hear an intriguing legend about twelve temple girls from the past.

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