Phnom Krom

Phnom Krom ប្រាសាទភ្នំក្រោម is one of 3 Hilltop Temples built by the 4th King of the Angkor, Yasovarman I ព្រះបាទយសោវរ្ម័នទី១ who ruled Kambuja from 889 to 910 CE.

Located around 12km southwest of Siem Reap city and it takes us around 20 minutes by car, and another 15-20 minutes to climb the steps to temple towers which are more than 120 meters above the surrounding plains and overlooking the great lake Tonle Sap ទន្លេសាប. Here you can take your time off the beaten track and away from the crowds to enjoy a special sunset over the rice fields with an panoramic views of the area, and Tonle Sap.

This crumbling temple on a rocky hill is one of the earliest relics of Angkor History, built around the time Yasovarman moved the capital from the nearby Hariharalaya(Rolous) to Yashodharkpura(Angkor). Yasovarman is sometimes considered the last ruler of Kambuja before the Khmer empire was fully established.

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