Built in the 7th century, its the largest, best -preserved pre-Angkorian city in Cambodia. Unfortunately, it attracts very few visitors compared to Angkor Achaeological Park which is expected to receive 2 million visitors this year.
This photo of Sambor Prei Kuk is courtesy of TripAdvisor
The pre-Angkorian temple complex of Sambor Prei Kuk is located about 30 kilometers to the north of the town of Kampong Thom, Cambodia. It was also known as Isanapura, and was the capital of the Chenla Kingdom.
To find Sambor Prei Kuk, take the Mekong Express(catmekongexpress.com) from Phnom Penh or Siem Reap to Kampong Thom. There, hire a moto-taxi to take you along the dusty road to Sambor Prei Kuk’s crumbling outer area. Within are 52 temples decorated with sculptures and intricate carvings. If you need one temple just for yourself, just go to any of the 200 more temples scattered around Kampong Thom province.
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