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Phnom Krom

Listed under Temples in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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Southwest of the Angkor temple hub of Siem Reap, this Hindu shrine devoted to Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma was built at the end of the ninth century. The temple’s three main towers are dedicated to one god each and set on platforms reached by seven sandstone stairs. The whole temple has been built of the same sandstone which is why, unfortunately, a lot of the detail of the decorative carving has been lost.

The towers, which have started to collapse downwards, are the main focus of this ruin but there’s also an interesting crematorium complex. But though it’s more ruined than some of the other Angkor temples it’s set on a hill which offers a beautiful view over the valley and Tonle Sap lake.

Best to visit in the afternoons when the breeze comes up and there are less visitors.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

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