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Koh Ker

Discover one of the most remote temples and ruins of Cambodia by about two and a half hours away from Siem Reap. Koh Ker is found in between the lush forestry region of northern Cambodia. Once served as the capital of the Khmer empire under the reign of Kings Jayavarman IV and Harshavarman II, Koh Ker hosts many impressive structures among those just a small portion of them can be explored nowadays. The famous Prasat Thom (also known as Prasat Kompeng),  unparalleled seven-tiered pyramid is the main attraction of Koh Ker with the staircase to the top offering spectacular views only if you can stomach the heights. About one km northeast of Prasat Thom, visitors can find some of the largest lingas in the country in the four temples located in walking distance to each other. The Prasat Bram, a collection of brick towers is another beautiful temple adding to the list of treasured ruined temples in Koh Ker. Visitors who come here will be able to see in real eyes how the structure is completely choked by strangler figs and cut through by probing roots. Nowadays, Koh Ker has the basic tourists’ facilities being built and already serves as an off-the-beaten-track location where you can get to explore the most stunning forgotten temples of the ancient Khmer kingdoms.

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