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Preah Khan
Siem Reap Top 12 in Can't Miss Attractions

725 Reviews
Historical Site
Liked by 8
Open Open from 7:30am-5:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Phone: +855-87-878744

What people are saying:

This is one of the world's top temples. I don't know why people visit the tourist trap temples in Thailand when the temples in Cambodia are much better.

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  • LuizDutraNeto
    Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    At the "Temple of the Sacred Sword" of the Khmer Empire!

    The temple of "Preah Khan", or the "Temple of the Sacred Sword", was built by legendary King Jayavarman VII, in the 12th century, and was dedicated to his father, King Dharanindravarman. It is located...

    Reviewed on /Date(1603637004000+0800)/
  • amanda5805
    Duncan, British Columbia, Canada

    Worth seeing if you have the time!

    We hired a guide months before actually arriving in Siem Reap and WOW did it pay off. Plus it was a great price for just the 2 of us to be gone 10+ hours. We were doing 2 circuits in one day. We a...

    Reviewed on /Date(1589988890000+0800)/
  • lcb5310
    Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

    Another temple!

    I've lost track of how many we've seen in the past three days. I finally understand why people touring in Europe will ask...another cathedral??? It was still interesting and a bit different from the o...

    Reviewed on /Date(1587544608000+0800)/
  • bob2bkk
    Bangkok, Thailand

    Impressive drawings and statutes

    After awhile the temples become a blur, there are so many and all impressive and incredible to see the history and culture. Great architecture, some 800 years old or more and statutes and drawings th...

    Reviewed on /Date(1585672613000+0800)/
  • alexh11494
    Port St Mary, United Kingdom

    Very worthwhile seeing

    We did the 2 day tour using the 1 day pass as this was the offer at the time. On day 1 we did some of the more minor temples including this one, and it was very architecturally pleasing and great to s...

    Reviewed on /Date(1583647223000+0800)/

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Additional Information


Located northeast of Angkor Thom, Preah Khan (the Temple of the Holy Sword) was built in the 12th century. According to legend, it was built by King Jayavarman VII to honor his father. It is one of the larger temples in the Angkor area. Entering from the eastern entrance, there is a two-story building with Mediterranean-style circular pillars, which is said to have been used to store the holy sword. The interior of the temple is cross-shaped. At its heart is the central sanctuary. The four sides are connected by vaulted promenades to the east, south, west and north gates, with vestibules outside the gates.
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