Welcome to Prasat Preah Vihear


Cambodia and Thailand have been sparring over ownership of Prasat Preah Vihear for centuries, with tensions flaring up most recently from 2008 to 2011. There is still a large military presence in and around the temple – ostensibly for security, though it might make some visitors uncomfortable, and money or cigarettes are occasionally requested by soldiers. Always check the latest security situation when in Siem Reap or Phnom Penh, before making the long overland journey here.


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$85 Cultural & Theme Tours

Ancient City of Khmer Empire

Beng Mealea is jungle temple located in 77 km from Siem Reap it was built during the reign of king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century that was as a Hindu temple, but there are some carvings depicting buddhist motifs. Its primary material is sandstone and it is largely unrestored, with trees and thick brush thriving amidst its towers and courtyards and many of its stones lying in great heaps.  After this jungle temple you going to visit Koh Ker Temple ‘ Khmer Pyramid temple’ that was built by King Jayavarman IV in 9th Century that also was a capital of the Khmer empire in (928 AD), numerous sanctuaries with Shiva-lingas existed already. Koh Ker was a cult site where Shiva had been worshiped a long time. Also Jayavarman IV was an ardent worshiper of this Hindu god. As later kings (whose residence was not in Koh Ker) changed from Hinduism to Buddhism they gave orders to make the necessary adjustments at their temples.The city of Koh Ker was on the most important strategic route of the Khmer empire. Coming from Angkor and Beng Mealea to Koh Ker this road led to Prasat Preah Vihear and from there to Phimai in Thailand and Wat Phu in Laos. The region of Koh Ker is relatively dry. Numerous water-tanks and canals were built during the 9th and the 10th century to ensure the water supply.

$159 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Exploration of Beng Mealea, Koh Ker and Preah Vihear

Day 01: Siem Reap – Beng Mealea – Koh Ker - Preah Vihear Today, your driver pick up from your hotel at 7 am and then take a full day trip to Koh Ker and Beng Mealea temples, they both are located in the beautiful rural hinterlands of Siem Reap. Travel off the-beaten track to visit the spectacular ruins of Beng Mealea, which was constructed by King Suryavarman II (1113-1150 AD). It preceded and may have served as a prototype of sorts for Angkor Wat. Contrary to Angkor, few carvings or bas-reliefs are evident. Today the temple is largely overrun by vegetation and the stone walls are crumbling which adds to its charm in a unique way and then we are heading to Koh Ker temple, the former capital of the Khmer Empire between 928 and 944 A.D. The style of the Koh Ker temple is different from any other temple in Cambodia and has more of a resemblance to the ancient pyramids of Egypt. Partially overgrown by the forest and inhabited only by birds, this temple and its surroundings are an exceptional experience. Enjoy a simple picnic lunch near the temple (your own account) and continue to visit other ancient structures in the peaceful area. After your visit, drive to Saem district near Preah Vihea temple where you are going to visit tomorrow morning. Check in hotel and overnight in Saem district, Preah Vihea province. Day 02: Preah Vihear Mountain Temple – Siem Reap City Breakfast, then visit Prasat Preah Vihear is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Superb temple-mountain dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. It stretches for 800 m and is composed of a series of sanctuaries, linked by long galleries. Perched at 625 m, on the edge of the Thai border, it offers a spectacular view of the Cambodian plain. Get down for this mountain temple and then drive back to Siem Reap. Drop off at your hotel and end services.Breakfast is included.  

$105 Cultural & Theme Tours

1 Days Private - Preah Vihear full day with English speaking guide

This a Full Day Trip  to explore Preah Vihear where at Dangrek Mountain range. This an incredible Preah Vihear temple, which staddles the Cambodian and Thai border. As you journey from Siem Reap to Preah Vihear province you pass through typical Cambodian countryside allowing a chance to learn more about the way of life in these farming villages. We explore the incredible monument and learn both about the temples ancient and more recent history. Preah Vihear a Khmer ruin where built at top of the mountain in 9th century decate to Hedu religion. ( Preah Vihear Temple is a Hindu temple built during the reign of Khmer Empire, that is situated atop a 525-metre (1,722 ft) cliff in the Dângrêk Mountains, in the Preah Vihear province, Cambodia. In 1962, following a lengthy dispute between Thailand and Cambodia over ownership, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague awarded the temple to Cambodia. Affording a view for many kilometers across a plain, Prasat Preah Vihear has the most spectacular setting of all the temples built during the six-centuries-long Khmer Empire. As a key edifice of the empire's spiritual life, it was supported and modified by successive kings and so bears elements of several architectural styles. Preah Vihear is unusual among Khmer temples in being constructed along a long north-south axis, rather than having the conventional rectangular plan with orientation toward the east. The temple gives its name to Cambodia's Preah Vihear province, in which it is now located, as well as the Khao Phra Wihan National Park which borders it in Thailand's Sisaket province and through which the temple is most easily accessible. On July 7, 2008, Preah Vihear was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. after visit Preah Vihear temple, we will transfer back hotel in Siem Reap. 

$63 Tours & Sightseeing

Private Car 4 Seat or Van - Preah Vihear Full day

This a Full Day Trip  to explore Preah Vihear where at Dangrek Mountain range. This an incredible Preah Vihear temple, which staddles the Cambodian and Thai border. As you journey from Siem Reap to Preah Vihear province you pass through typical Cambodian countryside allowing a chance to learn more about the way of life in these farming villages. We explore the incredible monument and learn both about the temples ancient and more recent history.Preah Vihear a Khmer ruin where built at top of the mountain in 9th century decate to Hedu religion. ( Preah Vihear Temple is a Hindu temple built during the reign of Khmer Empire, that is situated atop a 525-metre (1,722 ft) cliff in the Dângrêk Mountains, in the Preah Vihear province, Cambodia. In 1962, following a lengthy dispute between Thailand and Cambodia over ownership, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague awarded the temple to Cambodia. Affording a view for many kilometers across a plain, Prasat Preah Vihear has the most spectacular setting of all the temples built during the six-centuries-long Khmer Empire. As a key edifice of the empire's spiritual life, it was supported and modified by successive kings and so bears elements of several architectural styles. Preah Vihear is unusual among Khmer temples in being constructed along a long north-south axis, rather than having the conventional rectangular plan with orientation toward the east. The temple gives its name to Cambodia's Preah Vihear province, in which it is now located, as well as the Khao Phra Wihan National Park which borders it in Thailand's Sisaket province and through which the temple is most easily accessible. On July 7, 2008, Preah Vihear was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. after visit Preah Vihear temple, we will transfer back hotel in Siem Reap. 

$375 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Preah Vihear-Koh Ker-Local Market Tour-020

Preah Vihear & Koh Ker Pyramid Temple Visit – Local Market Tour - VIP Lunch Box- 020This morning drive further north to Preah Vihear (256km). At the foot of the mountain, change to a pickup truck which will bring you to the mountain top to the most breathtaking temple of Prasat Preah Vihear. The temple, an important pilgrim place during the Angkorian period, was built by a succession of seven Khmer Monarchs. Like other mountain temples, it was designed to represent Mount Meru and was dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. Breath in the astounding views from the cliff stretches as far as the eye can see.Picnic Lunch Box Break After visiting the Privear Temple We then head into the bush to the remote Angkor capital of Koh Ker is an Angkorian site in northern Cambodia 70 miles northeast of Siem Reap; it was briefly the capital of the Khmer empire between 928 and 944 under king Jayavarman IV and his son Hasavarman II. After the Khmer empire had been established in the Angkor area (Roluos), Jayavarman IV moved the capital in 928 to Koh Ker.Here a vast number of temples were built under his reign, until his successor returned to the Angkor area about twenty years later. The Koh Ker site is dominated by Prasat Thom, a 30-meter-tall temple-mountain raising high above the plain and the surrounding forest. • After Mini tour sightseeing if the time permitted, hotel for refreshment. Highlights • Departure: at 7:00 am • Return: Evening • Experience with Picnic Lunch Box as our VIP set up • Remarks: Basic level of fitness required, walking on uneven terrain, sturdy shoes recommended • Sites you will visit: Temple mountain of Preah Vihear UNESCO, Koh Ker Pyramid Temple , local market tour • Highlights: Architecture, history, nature, people, discovery people Note: Base on the above program

$238 Cultural & Theme Tours

Koh ker and Preah Vihear Temple Tour

Morning time:We will drive directly to Preah Vihear Temple (Prasat Preah Vihea) is an ancient Hindu temple built during the period of the Khmer Empire, that is situated atop a 525-metre cliff in the Dângrêk Mountains, in the Preah Vihear province, Cambodia. In 1962, following a lengthy dispute between Cambodia and Thailand over ownership, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague ruled that the temple is in Cambodia.Affording a view for many kilometers across a plain, Prasat Preah Vihear has the most spectacular setting of all the temples built during the six-centuries-long Khmer Empire. The temple gives its name to Cambodia's Preah Vihear province, in which it is now located, as well as the Khao Phra Wihan National Park which borders it in Thailand's Sisaket province and through which the temple is most easily accessible.On July 7, 2008, Preah Vihear was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temple was built at the top of Poy Tadi, a steep cliff in the Dângrêk Mountain range, which is the natural border between Cambodia and Thailand. The Temple is currently listed by Cambodia as being in Svay Chrum Village, Kan Tout Commune, in Choam Khsant District of Preah Vihear Province of northern Cambodia. The temple is 140 km from Angkor Wat and 625 km from Phnom Penh.Afternoon time:We visit Koh Ker temple that built in 10th-century by Jayavarman IV in the north Cambodian jungle. A former capital of the Khmer Empire, the site is now remote and heavily forested. The main structure, Koh Ker Temple, is a stepped 7-tiered pyramid. The large rectangular tank, Rahal Baray, supplied water to the complex. The Prasat Krahom, meaning "red temple," is known for its sandstone carvings, while Prasat Pram is covered in strangler figs. This temple is a remote archaeological site in northern Cambodia about 123 kilometres away from Siem Reap and the ancient site of Angkor and it take time about two and half hours away from Siem Reap, and basic visitors' facilities are now being built. This makes Koh Ker very attractive for anyone who would like to experience lonely temples partly overgrown by the forest.

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