Krol Ko

Attraction Krol Ko Cambodia Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hours 30 mins
05:00 AM - 06:00 PM
04:00 PM
05:30 PM
Second-time visit
Temple & Monument
20.00 USD

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Krol Ko is an astouning temple of Buddhism at Angkor with amazing architecture showed on one beautiful tower combining with surrounding walls and quiet ambience.

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Why Krol Ko is special ?

A small temple with a single central tower surrounded by two laterite walls. Pediments displaying the most interesting carvings at the site are on the ground along the enclosure wall. Krol Ko is comparatively untouristed, offering a peaceful respite.

The Temple Krol Ko was erected by the King Jayavarman VII in the end of the 12th century.

What to explore at Krol Ko?

The temple buildings – a tower and a so-called “library” – are surrounded by two walls. The purpose and the function of, for Khmer architecture typical, “library”-buildings is unknown. The central temple tower of Krol Ko is erected in the middle of a cross-shaped terrace.

The most interesting items at Krol Ko are the pediments on the ground. Also two restaurated triangular pediment one with Avalokitesvara standing on a lotus surrounded by devotees and another one with a scene of Krishna who lifts Mount Govardhana with his little finger to shelter the shepherds.

How to get to Krol Ko?

Krol Ko is located on the road from Preah Kahn to Ta Som. The temple is located on the left, 100 meters after Neak Pean, which is located on the right.

Selling points

  • A temple of tranquility
  • Nice small temple with great view
  • Hidden attraction of Angkor
  • Fine, secret and peaceful
  • Great break away from crowds
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457.90 USD
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Krol Ko Cambodia

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  • There is a library built of laterite and sandstone opening to the west on the left of the interior courtyard
    Things to do
  • Depictions of Krol Ko’s patron deity, the bodhisattva Lokesvara, can be seen throughout the temple courtyard
    What to see
  • There is just very little left of the temple as most of it has long since fallen down
    What to see
  • It's nice to take some photos of the Khmer temple, so you should bring your camera
    What to bring
  • There are not many stalls there, you should bring your own drinks and snack.
    What to bring
  • You should bring hat and lots of sunscreen
    What to bring
  • Visitors enter the temple from the east, through a simple gateway in one of the external laterite walls.
  • This is your place if you want a pleasant escape from the busy grounds of neighboring temples.
  • You can also visit Neak Pean nearby
    Things nearby
  • This place is small and there are not many things to see, but you have to pay for the entrance fee at the Angkor complex if you want to visit just this temple
    Ticket and Pricing


TripAdvisor View more

Almost no visitor to this temple except you really what to know about the Khmer temple. This is small temple. I have visited this temple twice to photograph.

TripAdvisor View more

Este templo é pequeno e é colocado de lado pelos guias. Dá para identificar as suas construções principais e a muralha como nos demais templos da região. Fica bem em frente ao Neak Pean, desta forma não há porque não ir visitá-lo

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Специально ехать в этот храм не рекомендую, но если Вы посещаете Neak Pean, то заезжайте и сюда. Здесь практически не бывает туристов, и можно в тишине прогуляться по развалинам и полюбоваться хорошо сохранившимися фресками.

TripAdvisor View more

Almost no visitor to this temple except you really what to know about the Khmer temple. This is small temple. I have visited this temple twice to photograph.

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