Booking : Preah Vihear + Koh Ker Daily Tour
A day tour to visit Preah Vihear temple, 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 dedicate to Hindu religion. (Preah Vihear Temple is a Hindu temple built during the reign of Khmer Empire that’s situated atop a 525-metre, 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. On July 7, 2008, Preah Vihear was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then we are going to visit Koh Ker temple, is a remote archaeological site in northern Cambodia about 120 kilometers (75 mi) away from Siem Reap and the ancient site of Angkor. It is a very jungle filled region that is sparsely populated. More than 180 sanctuaries were found in a protected area of 81 square kilometers. Only about two dozen monuments can be visited by tourists because most of the sanctuaries are hidden in the forest and the whole area is not fully demined. Koh Ker is the modern name for an important city of the Khmer empire. In inscriptions the town is mentioned as Lingapura (city of lingams) or Chok Gargyar (sometimes translated as city of glance sometimes as iron tree forest). Koh Ker temple is very attractive for anyone who would like to experience lonely temples partly overgrown by the forest. Since 1992 the site of Koh Ker is on the UNESCO tentative world heritage list.