A World Heritage Temple accepted by UNESCO in 2008
It's worth setting your alarm and leave early. Situated atop a 52 meter high cliff in the Dongrek Mountains forming the natural border between Cambodia and Thailand is Preah Vihear temple, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site on July 7th, 2008. Subject to controversial ownership issues over time this temple officially belongs to Cambodia. Its location is 150km north of Siem Reap and it will take approximately 3 hours to get there. You will drive through picturesque countryside which becomes less and less populated the further north you go. This temple is a unique architectural complex of series of sanctuaries linked by a system of pavements and staircases on
800 meter long axis. It is an outstanding masterpiece of Khmer architecture and well preserved mainly due to its remote location.
• Departure time: Early morning
• Return: Evening
• Remarks: basic to medium level of fitness required, uphill walk, stairs
• Sites you will visit: Preah Vihear
• Highlights: Expanding views, countryside, off the beaten track exploration, architecture, history
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pick up at hotel at 8:30 AM
End location: Back to hotel
Duration: 8 hours
A privately comfortable vehicle with A/C.
01-02pax: A private car
03-07pax: A private Van
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 USD 1 = 4000 RIEL - Preh Vihear Pass
• I am not a driver, but my driven tours will include a private driver
• Children under 12 must show passport to the temple ticket controllers
• I am not a doctor or a nurse but I always have a first aid kits in my bag.