Seven tiered pyramid at Koh Ker, Prasat Thom of Koh Ker temple site.

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Prasat Thom

Temples of Angkor

The principal monument at Koh Ker is Prasat Thom. The staircase to the top is open to a limited number of visitors and the views are spectacular if you can stomach the heights. Some 40 inscriptions, dating from 932 to 1010, have been found here.

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