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  • Phnom BakhengPro 2014
    Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
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    4 Nov 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.

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    Matthew Crompton
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    2 Oct 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.

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    Yuki Zhang
    5 Feb 18, 2013

    巴肯山 the first place i set foot on in ankor wat, riding elephant up there and enjoyed sunset .

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    Melissa Smart
    3 Jul 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.

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    Yanti
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    4 Jul 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)

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    Eva Salahid
    5 Mar 02, 2014

    It was truly an amazing sunset experience .

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    Lin Saray
    5 Oct 30, 2012

    Sunrise and sunset at Phnom Bakheng :)

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    3 Jul 19, 2012
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