The mountainous Bakheng temple in Siem Reap is located at the nearby of world heritage of Angkor Wat temple and it’s also one of the most visited temple among popular other temples, and the good view for the temple is the viewing of the golden sunset on the top of mountain and seeing the old contracted building.
Mostly the temple is very popular visiting is in early evening and it’s a limited visitors to be visiting the hilled building temple, mostly you need to go to claim up the mountainous temple at 3.30 pm, and it take 45-60 minutes by steps to steps. If you walk late then temple guardians is not allowed, related to amount of peoples is limited.
the interested is about standing on the top hilled temple then you are allowed everyone to see an authentic view of Siem Reap town like, airports, paddy rice fields, waterfalls, lower mountain closed to Tonle Sap lake. This pions is the most attracted things to bring worldwide tourists to top of mountain.
The summary history of the Bakheng hilled temple are ;
The temple was built at the end 9th and early 10th century, during the Jayaman II reign
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Phnom Bakheng is located 1,30 meters (4,265 feet) north of Angkor Wat and 400 meters (1,312 feet) south of Angkor Thom.
Enter and leave Phnom Bakheng by climbing a long steep path with some steps on the east side of the monument (height 67 meters, 220 feet) In the 1960 this summit was approached by elephant and, according to a French visitor, the ascent was “a promenade classic and very agreeable
Arrive at the summit just before sunset for a panoramic view of Angkor and its environs. The golden hues of the setting sun on this vista are a memorable sight. When Frenchman Henri Mouhot stood at this point in 1859 he wrote in his diary: ‘Steps.. lead to the top of the mountain, whence is to be enjoyed a view so beautiful and extensive, that it is not surprising that these people , who have shown so much taste in their buildings, should have chosen it for a site.
It is possible to see: the five towers of Angkor Wat in the west, Phnom Krom to the southwest near the Grand Lake, Phnom Bok in the northeast, Phnom Kulen in the east, and the West Baray.
Phnom Bakheng was built in late ninth to early tenth century by King Yasovarman dedicated to Siva (Hindi)