"Preah Khan" Prah Khan Tip by Etoile2B

Prah Khan, Angkor Wat: 20 reviews and 56 photos

  Preah Khan
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  • Preah Khan - Angkor Wat
      Preah Khan
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  • The moat at Preah Khan - Angkor Wat
      The moat at Preah Khan
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  • Carvings at Preah Khan - Angkor Wat
      Carvings at Preah Khan
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  • Preah Khan - Angkor Wat
      Preah Khan
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Preah Khan (meaning Sacred Sword) is a large Buddhist monastery and school constructed in the late 12th century for Jayavarman VII. We entered Preah Khan crossing the bridge over the moat that surrounds the facility. At the bridge we met a local man in a police uniform (although we later reasoned that he probably wasn?t actually a police officer) who spoke decent English and offered to take us on a tour of the area. He didn?t ask for any money up front. He spent an hour taking us through this massive structure and we learned so much more about Preah Khan than we ever would have on our own. He was patient and knowledgeable and allowed us to tour at our own pace while providing excellent insight, all for his love of this temple, a chance to practice his English and, I am sure, in hopes of a small tip for his services, which we gladly provided. Allow yourself a little extra time to explore Preah Khan as this site is huge with lots to see.

Directions: Located past the North Gate of Angkor Thom on the Grand Tour Circuit.
Website: http://www.canbypublications.com/siemreap/temples/temp-preahkhan.htm

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 1, 2007
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