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Sambor Prei Kuk

Getting there & away

If you’re interested in the chronological evolution of Cambodian temple architecture, you might want to see Sambor Prei Kuk before heading to Angkor.

To get here from Kompong Thom, follow NH6 north for 5km before continuing straight on NH64 towards Tbeng Meanchey (the paved road to Siem Reap veers left). After 11km (look for an elaborate laterite sign) turn right and continue for 14km. Another option is to head east out of Kompong Thom on St 102 – some moto drivers prefer this quiet, circuitous route through the countryside.

From Kompong Thom, a moto ride out here (under an hour) should cost US$7 or US$8 (US$10 including Phnom Santuk). By car the trip takes about an hour.

Sambor Prei Kuk