"Oldest group of temples" Phumi Roluos by akikonomu

Phumi Roluos Travel Guide: 2 reviews and 11 photos

The Rolous group of temples were the earliest temples built in the Angkor region during the years 877-910.

The Bakong, Preah Ko and Lolei belong to the Rolous group of temples.

We only visited the former 2 temples in the late afternoon. As most of the Angkor temples are built facing the east, it is a good thing to consider which gate to enter from during different times of the day so as to travel with the sun behind you rather than in your eyes.

This is also a concern for photography.

The temples do not have a lot of sophisticated carvings and is in a relatively spartan state.

At the time of visit, Preah Ko's shrines were undergoing restoration.

However, Bakong has a relatively interesting exterior, with elephant statues placed at the corners of stepped terraces.

Along with stone lions and naga balustrades, Bakong is a rather impressive temple.

Another good thing was that the temples are not as crowded as the more popular ones like the Bayon, Angkor Wat or Ta Prohm.

However, as there isn't really much interior to explore, expect yourself to be under the hot sun all the time.

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