"Phnom Bakheng" Sunset at Bakheng Hill Tip by Blatherwick
Sunset at Bakheng Hill, Angkor Wat: 41 reviews and 76 photos
A sunset at Phnom Bakheng should not be missed. Unfortunately, everybody else knows this too and the hill turns into a big circus. You can also get a very good view of Angkor Wat in the distance from here
The temple was built by Yasovarman I (889-910) and was the first of the mountain temples. Bakheng is a classic temple-mountain with seven levels that symbolize the seven heavens of Hindu mythology. Originally, 109 towers graced the phnom, corresponding to the animal zodiac cycle.
There was a Vietnamese communications tower placed on top of the temple but it has thankfully been pulled down.
Directions: 400m south of Angkor Thom
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