Welcome to Preah Vihear Province


Preah Vihear Province is genuine ‘outback’ Cambodia and remains desperately poor – partly because many areas were under Khmer Rouge control until 1998, and partly because until recently its transport infrastructure was in a catastrophic state. The needs of the Cambodian army in its confrontation with Thailand have expedited dramatic road upgrades in the province, making travel more straightforward, although public transport is still in short supply on some routes.


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$41.44 Cultural & Theme Tours

Preah Vihear, Koh Ker and Beng Mealea Private Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Preah Vihear Temple, Preah Vihear ProvinceStarting the tour early, our guide will meet and pick you up in the lobby at 5:00am at your accommodation (Hotel or Guest House) as you can pack breakfast along with you or you can eat breakfast at any good restaurant along the way & lunch the same also as we eat along the way.Peah Vihear Temple is a Khmer temple situated atop a 525-metre (1,722 ft) cliff in the Dangrek Mountains, in the Preah Vihear province of northern Cambodia and on the border of Kantharalak district (amphoe) in Sisaket province of eastern Thailand. In 1962, following a lengthy dispute between Thailand and Cambodia over ownership, a majority of 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.Note: Breakfast along the way to Prah Vihear & Lunch after visit Prah Vihear ( Lunch : food can be cost rank from 5USD per dish which depend on the food you order form menu )Duration: 5 hoursStop At: Koh Ker Temple, Preah Vihear ProvinceKoh Ker Group located in the province of Preah Vihear, it was briefly the capital of the Khmer empire between 928 and 944 under king Jayavarman IV and his son Hasavaraman II. After the Khmer empire had been established in the Angkor area (Roluos), Jayavarman IV moved the capital in 928 almost 100km northeast 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. Great views await the visitor at the end of an adventurous climb. Garuda, carved into the stone blocks, still guard the very top, although they are partially covered now.Across the site of Koh Ker there are many prasat or tower sanctuaries. A couple still feature an enormous linga on a yoni that provides space for several people. The outlet for the water that was sanctified by running it over the Linga can be seen in the outside wall of one of them. In other cases, three prasat stand next to each other, dedicated to Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu. Most of them are surrounded by libraries and enclosures, many also had moats. At that time, the roofs were still made of wood. Today, only the holes for the beams remain in the stone structures.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Beng Mealea, Siem Reap ProvinceBeng Mealea Temple (its name means "lotus pond") located at the foot of Kulen Mountain. It was built as Hinduist 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. For years it was difficult to reach, but a road recently built to the temple complex of Koh Ker passes Beng Mealea and more visitors are coming to the site.Built in the 12th Century, many scholars believe it was the model for Angkor Wat. It is just as wonderful of a temple but it is still largely lost in the jungle.Return to your hotel and finish tour between 5:00pm-6:00pm.Duration: 3 hours

$156 Cultural & Theme Tours

Siem Reap - Full day private tour at Beng Mealea, Koh Ker & Preah Vihear

Explore the temple ruins located in Siem Reap Province, most within the boundaries of the Angkor Archaeological Park near Siem Reap City, and other ruins located in nearby provinces like Preah Vihear Province at the northwest of Siem Reap, together with Beng Mealea, Koh Ker, and Preah Vihear temples. Your first stop will be at Beng Mealea, a sprawling jungle temple covering over one square kilometre. The temple is largely overrun by vegetation and has very few tourists, giving it an adventurous, ‘Lost Temple' or 'Indiana Jones’ feel. It predates and may have served as a prototype for Angkor Wat. Beng Mealea was at the crossroads of several major highways that ran to Angkor, Koh Ker, and Preah Vihear (in northern Cambodia). For your second stop, we will bring you to Koh Ker, a road loop around the bay beyond the most important temples. The premier ruin of the complex is Prasat Thom, an imposing 7-tiered pyramid and temple complex. (Best photographed in the morning and offering a bird’s eye view from the top). As you go around the loop, there are several nicely preserved ruins just off the road, impressive prasats, and small temple complexes. After a short trekking at the 7-tiered pyramid, replenish your energy by indulging in some of Cambodia’s delicacies mixed with western inspired dishes at a restaurant situated on the premises of Koh Ker. After lunch, we will be heading to your third and last stop, The Preah Vihear, which has unique ruins with a spectacular view of the Cambodian plain. It is situated on the edge of a plateau that dominates the plain of Cambodia. The Temple of Preah Vihear is dedicated to Shiva. The Temple is composed of a series of sanctuaries linked by a system of pavement and staircases. After the day of adventure and discovery, you can choose to be taken back to the city and dropp off at your original pick up place, or you can add an option of witnessing the known Apsara dinner dance show or a treat yourself to a relaxing 60 minute body massage to end the day.

$84 Cultural & Theme Tours

Siem Reap - Full day shared tour at Beng Mealea, Koh Ker & Preah Vihear

Explore the temple ruins that are located in Siem Reap Province, most within the boundaries of the Angkor Archaeological Park near Siem Reap City and the other ruins located in the nearby provinces like Preah Vihear Province, at the northwest of Siem Reap together with Beng Mealea, Koh Ker, and Preah Vihear temples. Your first stop will be at Beng Mealea, a sprawling jungle temple covering over one square kilometre. The temple is largely overrun by vegetation and has very few touristy, giving it an adventurous, ‘Lost Temple' or 'Indiana Jones’ feels. It predates and may have served as a prototype for Angkor Wat. Beng Mealea was at the crossroads of several major highways that ran to Angkor, Koh Ker, and Preah Vihear (in northern Cambodia). For your second stop, we will bring you to Koh Ker, a road loop around the bay beyond of the most important temples. The premier ruin of the complex is Prasat Thom, an imposing 7-tiered pyramid and temple complex. (Best photographed in the morning and offering a bird’s eye view from the top.) As you go round the loop, there are several nicely preserved ruins just off the road, impressive prasats, and small temple complexes. After a short trekking at the 7-tiered pyramid, replenish your energy by indulging yourself to some of Cambodia’s delicacies mixed with western inspired dishes at a restaurant situated within the premises of Koh Ker. After lunch, we will be heading to your third and last stop, The Preah Vihear, which has unique ruins with a spectacular view of the Cambodian plain. It is situated on the edge of a plateau that dominates the plain of Cambodia; the Temple of Preah Vihear is dedicated to Shiva. The Temple is composed of a series of sanctuaries linked by a system of pavements and staircases. After the day of adventure and discovery, here then you can choose to go back to the city and drop off to your original pick up place. Or you can add an option of witnessing the known Apsara dinner dance show or treat yourself to a relaxing 60 mins body massage to end the day.

$105 Cultural & Theme Tours

Siem Reap to Preah Vihear Private Full-Day Tour, Anlong Veng

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 Private & Custom Tours

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. 

$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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