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Siem Reap Baksei Chamkrong
Location: near the South Gate of Angkor Thom / Central Angkor Area
Price: Included in Temple Pass
Opening hours: daily, 05:00 - 18:00
Best time to visit: anytime but the light is best in the morning
Total visiting time: 15 minutes
Baksei Chamkrong is located between Phnom Bakheng and the South Gate of Angkor Thom in the Central Area of the Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The temple is set back from the main road on the west side but easily visible. The stairs at the north side of the temple are the least difficult ones for a climb up. Included in the Temple Pass Entrance Ticket.
Date: 947 AD, Reign: Hashavarman I, Religion: Hindu (Shiva)
Baksei Chamkrong is a temple mountain set back in the trees at the base of Phnom Bakheng. It was built in materials typical of the 10th century. A brick tower opening to the east and originally decorated with stucco molding surmounts four diminishing tiers in laterite, the upper most of which is moulded, enclosed within a brick wall which has virtually disappeared. Fore steep stairs, each in a single flight, centre on the axes. Baksei Chamkrong is the only pyramid temple at Angkor that was not a state temple.
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