_We***64The smallest, but amazing temple among other temples of Angkor Watt complex. Stone carvings are breathtaking. We included the visit of this temple with the trip to National Park. I recommend to go there early in the morning at 8 am, to have time to enjoy that beauty without crowds of tourists. they arrive there at around 8:30. No need to pay additional fee, your ticket for Angkor complex is active there. If you have one more day in Siem Reap - visit this place and you will not regret:)
201***18It has been very very old and can not be fixed up , people say it will disappear soon . I just can not believe my eyes , while I am always thinking who and how they made it happen in those old days , must be the God .
_We***71This is one of the most impressive of the astonishingly beautiful complex of temples that surround Siem Reap. It’s very close to Angkor Wat but very different. It’s also quite a small temple but full of atmosphere. I visited it twice as I purchased a (non particularly cheap) 3 days ticket and the second time it was almost the sunset and I found that it’s particularly beautiful in this kind of light. If you happen to visit Siem Reap don’t miss it, if you’re considering a trip there, this is one more reason to go. :)
D30***79The establishment of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh in 1866 is a comparatively recent event in the history of the Khmer and Cambodia. The seat of Khmer power in the region rested in or near Angkor north of the Great Tonle Sap Lake from 802 AD until the early 15th century. After the Khmer court moved from Angkor in the 15th century after destroyed by Siam, it first settled in Phnom Penh which back then named as Krong Chatomok Serei Mongkol (Khmer: ក្រុងចតុមុខសិរីមង្គល) in 1434 (or 1446) and stayed for some decades, but by 1494 had moved on to Basan, and later Longvek and then Oudong. The capital did not return to Phnom Penh until the 19th century and there is no record or remnants of any Royal Palace in Phnom Penh prior to the 19th century. In 1813, King Ang Chan (1796–1834) constructed Banteay Kev (the 'Crystal Citadel') on the site of the current Royal Palace and stayed there very briefly before moving to Oudong. Banteay Kev was burned in 1834 when the retreating Siamese army razed Phnom Penh. It was not until after the implementation of the French Protectorate in Cambodia in 1863 that the capital was moved from Oudong to Phnom Penh, and the current Royal Palace was founded and constructed.