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Preah Khan
Siem Reap Top 12 in Can't Miss Attractions

729 Reviews
Historical Site
Liked by 8
Open Open from 7:30am-5:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Phone: +855-87-878744

What people are saying:

This is one of the world's top temples. I don't know why people visit the tourist trap temples in Thailand when the temples in Cambodia are much better.

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Located northeast of Angkor Thom, Preah Khan (the Temple of the Holy Sword) was built in the 12th century. According to legend, it was built by King Jayavarman VII to honor his father. It is one of the larger temples in the Angkor area. Entering from the eastern entrance, there is a two-story building with Mediterranean-style circular pillars, which is said to have been used to store the holy sword. The interior of the temple is cross-shaped. At its heart is the central sanctuary. The four sides are connected by vaulted promenades to the east, south, west and north gates, with vestibules outside the gates.
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