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- 98%Adventure Travelers
- 98%Local Culture
- 74%History Buffs
- 74%Art & Design Lovers
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- Phnom BakhengMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Nov 22, 2013
Everyone visits Phnom Bakheng for the sunset. The views are nice but don't let this be the only place that you watch the sunrise / sunset. Nice views of the jungle and certainly a must see but not quite as impressive as some of the other spots in the area.Recommended for:
- Phnom BakhengMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsAdventure TravelersOct 18, 2013
The city of Angkor’s pre-eminent ‘sunset’ temple, Phnom Bakheng is one of those tourist sights that appears to be popular entirely BECAUSE it’s popular: a place with a reputation that in person seems entirely undeserved. While its hilltop vantage does indeed afford a fine view over the surrounding plain, and down to the waters of the Tonle Sap, it’s not a fantastic spot for photography, as the flatness of the plain presents little foreground interest, and the ridiculous overcrowding makes it nearly impossible to get a shot without someone’s head or arm in it. Perhaps the most disappointing single temple at Angkor.Recommended for:
- Phnom BakhengJul 05, 2012
Everyone will tell you this is the place to go for sunset. It is very nice but horribly crowded and a little over rated. Pre Rup temple is much nicer for sunset. Phnom Bakheng is still worth making the climb up for the view, but I would skip the sunset here.
- Phnom BakhengMember ofLocal CultureFamily TravelersGreen Travelers+ 2Jul 05, 2012
It is a great way to see Angkor Wat and surrounding from the top. Even though it is said Phnom Bakheng is a great spot to see sunset, you must come earlier to get there (number of people are now limited for entry), yet there is no guarantee that you will see sunset (cloud can cover the sun going down,and all the waiting in the sun will be fruitless)