The temple comprises a series of sanctuaries that are linked by an elaborate system of pavements and staircases over an 800 meter long axis. The axis dates back to the early 11th century AD.
The temple of Preah Vihear is located on the edge of a plateau that dominates the plain of Cambodia. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva of the Hindu Religion. The temple comprises a series of sanctuaries that are linked by an elaborate system of pavements and staircases over an 800 meter long axis. The axis dates back to the early 11th century AD.
The temples complex story is traced to the 9th century when it was actually founded. Due to its remote location, the site has been preserved quite well and is a place of exceptional architectural quality. The architecture has been adapted to the natural environment as well as to its religious functions
The harmony that was achieved between the nature and the temple is typical of most Buddhism and Hindu monasteries and temples.
The amount of money you spend here makes you feel like you are cheating. A budget of about $100 will get you a first class accommodation, take to various destinations, and buy you meals for a period of 3 days. The best way to see the temple is on foot, with a pair of binoculars as well as a camera. Make sure you have a local knowledgeable guide as you will probably need to hear the history of the place that is not found in the official record. Hell, even get to hear the myths and legends surrounding it – It might be your best experience in South East Asia yet.