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Preah Vihear is an ancient Angkor Hindu temple, located in Preah Vihear province, Cambodia. Located on the top of a 525-meters cliff in the Dângrêk Mountains, the temple offers magnificent views of the countryside and is known for its exquisite architecture along with its beautiful location. The complex served as a spiritual sanctuary for several Khmer emperors who came here seeking a retreat. Travelers exploring Cambodia visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site for the spectacular views of the plains, brilliant architecture and rich history.
Preah Vihear borders Thailand's Sisaket province, from which an entry is possible via the Khao Phra Wihan National Park. Preah Vihear province gets its name from this temple. The words Preah Vihear translates to religious offerings of the sacred temple.
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162 stone steps that lead to the causeway decorated with Nagas and the view of the Gopuras Gopura III & Gopura IV - Both known for their intricate carvings, bas reliefs and galleries depicting Indian and Buddhist mythological scenes and characters.
Pei Ta Da Cliff - A 500-metre drop point offering fantastic views of the landscapes. If you have a permit or visa and are entering from the Thai side, you can additionally check out these things.
Pha Moh I-Daeng - A cliff with a viewpoint from this border side offering splendid views of the countryside of Cambodia.
Huay Kanoon Dam - a popular picnic spot for the locals, located about 25 km from the temple.
Don Tuan Khmer Ruins - 10th-century ruins of the Khmers located close to the Thailand Cambodia border.
Sra Trao or Huay Trao - A stream flowing through the rock at the foot of Preah Vihear. It is believed that it served as a Khmer reservoir in this region.
Tham Khun Sri - A gigantic cave, which is believed to be the residing place of Khun Sri. He was a Khmer who managed rock cutting and supplies for the construction of Preah Vihear complex.
Namtok - A three-tier waterfall, above Tham Khun Sri cave close to a trail leading to Preah Vihear.