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Preah Khan Temple

Preah Khan Temple in Temples of Angkor

Preah Khan temple was built by Jayavarman VII, a Buddhist King who liberated Angkor by driving out the occupying forces of the Cham. The King who earlier dedicated the Ta Prohm temple to his mother, dedicated the Preah Khan to his father. The statue of Lokeshvara was carved to resemble the King’s father.

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103.8696757°N, 13.4619105°E
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Overall Rating:4.8

  '5' out of 5
"Be sure to explore all of the passageways of this temple - amazing! BEWARE of the off-duty police however! They act as friendly but unsolicited tour guides & then ask for a donation in return after a while, knowing you'll be intimidated. Just politely say you want to explore at your own pace. We saw at least 3 parties begrudgingly pull out their wallets after being unknowingly escorted around. We smiled, said thanks and then chose a different corridor to explore. They soon got the hint and left us alone. "
  '5' out of 5
"Must do when in the Angkor region! Great jungle with some cool trees throughout. Make sure to explore all the books and crannies - we were by ourselves most of the time and found some really great spots!"
  '5' out of 5
"Like being lost in the past. Best smaller temple in complex. Less tourists. Amazing feeling. "
  '5' out of 5
"Great temple. My son's fave...probably because of the 'descending order' doors that decrease in size. Interesting effect. Has a maze like feel."
  '5' out of 5
"Huge temple like a maze. It has those well aligned doors (but different in height) that stretch out from north to sout and east to west. Lovely interior"

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