The Bakong Temple is far away from downtown Siem Reap and belongs to the "outer circle" tour route of Angkor Wat. Many people choose to come here in the evening, because the scene of the vicissitudes of temples and green trees and flowers at sunset is particularly fascinating.
This impressive citadel is the jewel of the Roluos Group. Driving up to Wat Bakong you get a glimpse of the vista across the moat of the ancient city. You can enter from either side, west or east, although it’s probably nicest to get dropped off and picked up from the same one, so that you can explore right around the citadel.