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Ta Keo Temple, Cambodia

From series “Famous unfinished buildings ”
Year: 10 century.

The construction of the Ta Keo Temple began in the late 10th century. It was built by the order of King Jayavarman V. He ordered to build a huge temple in honor of the God Shiva. However, it was not possible to fully complete the construction. It remains unknown for what reason the construction of the luxurious temple was suspended. According to some assumptions, construction work was suspended by the king's heirs after his death. They decided to leave the temple as it had become in the years of the founder's life. They did not want to assign the merits of the founder of the temple.

Ta Keo Temple, Cambodia Even though the oldest building remained unfinished, it never ceases to amaze with its grandeur and beauty of decoration. The Ta Keo Temple is very large. You can see the elaborate carvings and design elements preserved after fifteen hundred years on its walls. The temple is shaped like a pyramid. Its height is 22 meters. It is noteworthy that it is completely built of sandstone. There are only a few units of such temples in the country.

You can visit some preserved sanctuaries as part of the tour today. They are not distinguished by a rich artistic design. But you can see ancient sculptures and other design elements in each of the sanctuaries. Their age is more than a thousand years. The building is characterized by a rather complex structure. It is not possible to enter some of the temple's galleries. The temple is surrounded by beautiful gardens at the top of the hill. Scenic panoramic views of the surrounding area can be enjoyed from the surrounding area. Next - Palace Of Soviets

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Prasac ATM | Tmei 2 Photoshop' located in 8 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: '7Makara Electric Car Unit' is located in 7 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Station Tela សេង រត្ន័ណា' in 4.89 km
Supermarket: 'សិរីភេសជ្ជៈ SEREY DRINKING SHOP' in 9 km
Parking: 'ចំណតកង់-ម៉ូតូ សាលារៀនបន្ទាយចាស់' in 9 km
Apotheek: 'Aragonworld 54' in 7 km
Police station: 'Kok Chak Police Station' in 7 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Takeo Khmer Food' in 0.71 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Angkor International Airport REP - in 8 km
 »  Battambang Airport BBM - in 81 km
 »  Pochentong Airport PNH - in 236 km
 »  Nakhon Ratchasima Airport NAK - in 237 km
 »  Pakse Airport PKZ - in 277 km
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Best hotels near Ta Keo Temple

Villa Vanilla Angkor

Located in 6 km from Ta Keo Temple
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Rooms: 1
Villa Vanilla is also 4 km from Siem Reap International Airport with shuttle services available at a surcharge. Popular attractions like Old Market … More: photo, rates and booking
Shining Angkor Apartment Hotel

Located in 7 km from Ta Keo Temple
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Rooms: 7
The hotel is conveniently 2 km from the Angkor National Museum and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat Temple. The famous Pub Street is … More: photo, rates and booking
The Spicy Villa

Located in 8 km from Ta Keo Temple
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Rooms: 8
Fitted with white walls, air-conditioned rooms come with tiled flooring, a wardrobe, minibar and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. The private … More: photo, rates and booking
Yin Liza Guesthouse

Located in 9 km from Ta Keo Temple
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Rooms: 33
The rooms at Yin Liza Guesthouse Siem Reap are air conditioned and equipped with a fridge, a cable TV and a writing desk. The bathrooms come with … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Ta Keo Temple - Siem Reap

Admirers of luxury can stay at the fashionable Privilege Floor hotel that is a part of the big resort complex called Borei Angkor. All rooms of the hotel are decorated in Khmer style. Here, you can see the finishing of noble woods and hand-made furniture. The guests of the elite hotel have an opportunity to visit the exclusive spa center Mudita offering different types of relaxing massages and a fantastic steam bath. Those who desire to diversify their leisure with unusual entertainments should visit the Damnak lounge on the hotel’s roof.

Nature admirers and those who prefer relaxing in a peaceful atmosphere will certainly love the hotel of Mulberry Boutique . It is located in the incredibly beautiful area and surrounded by landscaped gardens. The advantages of this small hotel include a picturesque nearby territory with a pool that is literally buried in exotic plants and fragrant flowers. On the hotel’s territory, there is an excellent restaurant offering dishes of European and Cambodian cuisine and a worthy choice of elite French wines.
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