1 Day tour Preah Vihear temple
Itinerary:

7am, after breakfast then leave hotel. It takes about 3hrs driving from Siem Reap - Anlong Veng (coffee, lunch break)- Preah Vihear temple. and then we take a 4weels drive up the Preah Vihear mountain (about 600m high) and we spend 1-2hrs visit the temple on the mountain top. and enjoy looking at the view of the villages both Cambdia, Thailand side from mountain top. Then we also can say hi to Cambodian armies near the border line Cambodia – Thailand.

Then we drive heading back to Siem Reap.


Prasat Preah Vihea is an ancient Hindu temple built during the period of the Khmer Empire, that is situated atop a 525-metre (1,722 ft) cliff in the Dângrêk Mountains, in the Preah Vihear province, Cambodia. In 1962, following a lengthy dispute between Thailand and Cambodia over ownership, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague ruled that the temple is in Cambodia.


Preah Vihear temple was listed into the world heritage in 07/07/2008 by UNESCO and owned by Cambodia. Since then the Thai armies were sent to the border near the temple and attacked for several times over the temple. The result, there were many armies on both side died and it remained 5000 bullet holes on the temple. Now the temple is allowed for the tourist to come to visit safely.

Preah Vihear



view from Preah Vihear mountain top

 

Preah Vihear temple

 

Preah Vihear mountain


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