Phnom Chisor Temple

Attraction Off Highway 2 | Prasat Neang Khmau, Takeo Province, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Published on: 13-11-2015

3 hours
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
09:00 AM
12:00 PM
Second-time visit
Attraction
Outdoor
Scenic
Kids
Temple & Monument
3.00 USD

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Phnom Chisor Temple offers a magnificent panorama which allows to discover the region. Phnom Chisor is constructed in brick of clay and stones, girders and frame are sculptured in wills.

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Why Phnom Chisor Temple is special ?

A temple of the Angkorian time at the top of a hill, a magnificent panorama which allows to discover the region. Phnom Chisor is constructed in brick of clay and stones, girders and frame are sculptured in wills. Phnom Chisor possesses registrations dated of the XIth century, and was called Suryagiri . A stair of more than 400 steps allows to reach Phnom Chisor.

What to explore at Phnom Chisor Temple?

Depart from Phnom Penh to Phnom Chisor Mountain. Climb the 100-meter hill to enjoy the spectacular view of the surrounding plains and a visit to the 11th century Brahman temple. Constructed of laterite and brick with carved lintels of sandstone, the complex is surrounded by the partially ruined wall of a 2.5m-wide gallery with windows. Inscriptions found here date from the 11th century, when this site was known as Suryagiri.


The wooden doors to the sanctuary in the center of the complex, which open to the east, are decorated with carvings of figures standing on pigs. Inside the sanctuary are statues of the Buddha. There is a spectacular view of the temples and plains from the roofless gallery opposite the wooden doors to the central shrine. Near the main temple is a modern Buddhist Vihara used by resident monks Visit a silk weaving village. 


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How to get to Phnom Chisor Temple?

Phnom Chiso is a historical site located in Sia village, Rovieng commune, Samrong district, about 62 kilometers south of Phnom Penh or 27 kilometers north of Takeo provincial town. To reach the site, take National Road 2 to Bati district and Neang Khmao temple. Turn right at the sign for the site and head down the dirt trial for 5 more kilometers. Phnom Chiso is 13O-meter-high mountain.


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Phnom Chisor is 42 km south of Phnom Penh, near RN 2. You start the visit at Son Reveang, and drive on to Sen Thmol. From here you climb up the steep stairway. You descend to the North, along a concrete stairway and an unpaved road. Your driver can pick you up at the parking space. As the hill is steep, you should climb up in the early morning or late afternoon. The view is best when the rice fields are green.


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Selling points

  • “Peaceful and great view”
  • “The mountain of the Sun”
  • “A Memorable Cambodian Adventure”
  • “Great adventure close to Phnom Penh”
  • “Well kept secret”
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Duration
2.0 days
Estimated
61.41 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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Off Highway 2 | Prasat Neang Khmau, Takeo Province, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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  • Photo on top: Phnom Chisor, inner enclosure, view from east: SE fire shrine - lateral tower - mandapa - lateral tower - NE fire shrine,
    Photography
  • The top of the mountain affords visitors a panoramic view of Takeo Province rice paddies stretching for kilometers.
    Photography
  • Try to get to Phnom Chisor early in the morning or late in the afternoon, as it is an uncomfortable climb in the heat of the midday sun.
    Timming
  • Bus: Buses depart for Takeo City every hour from the Phnom Penh Sorya Transport bus station.
    Transportation
  • Near the main temple is a modern Buddhist vihara that is used by resident monks.
    Things nearby
  • Try the village chicken from the bottom of the other entrance.
    Things nearby
  • Get off at at the turnoff marked by a big ‘Phnom Chisor’ sign and take a motodup to the base of the hill.
    Experience
  • The climb to the top of the hill does not require any particular athletic ability: it is easy and it takes 10-15 minutes
    Experience

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Once you overcome the 400 steps of the stairway you will reach the top of the hill and discover a well preserved temple Angkor style that really deserves the visit.This is in fact a living Buddish complex and the old temple is part of it but the best is the fact of visiting such a beautiful place without nobody else than you and a local guide that proactively offered herself for just a few dollars.But the most terrrific thing is the asthonising view from the temple reaching dozens of kilometers around in a beautiful scenery of the Cambodian countryside with the only noise of some birds and the wind crossing around the old stones. Absolutely priceless.Reaching the top requires some time and certain good health but the steps are usually easy. Don't forget to bring water with you but you can also buy along the way up.My great memories while in Siem Reap came back to me and this was beyond my expectations.

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The 1 - 1 and 1/2 hour trip out of Phnom Penh city was really worth while to see this temple. I was the only visitor there and had a young girl show me around (defninitely worth the small tip). Being a temple without the crowds of tourists I would definitely recommend visiting. Even though the climb up the stairs was tough in the heat and humidity the temple was beautiful and really peaceful.

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Now, not to even try to compare this to Ankor Wat but if you dont have time to get to Siem Reap, this is a good day trip. I did this and the Killing Fields in about 5 hours total, door to door with traffic. Temple is a bit of climb but great view. Wish there was a 'guide" or someone to hire to explain what you are looking at. Maybe pay $3 US instead of 2 and give me a printed map/guide with some basics.

TripAdvisor View more

Once you overcome the 400 steps of the stairway you will reach the top of the hill and discover a well preserved temple Angkor style that really deserves the visit. This is in fact a living Buddish complex and the old temple is part of it but the best is the fact of visiting such a beautiful place without nobody else than you and a local guide that proactively offered herself for just a few dollars.But the most terrrific thing is the asthonising view from the temple reaching dozens of kilometers around in a beautiful scenery of the Cambodian countryside with the only noise of some birds and the wind crossing around the old stones. Absolutely priceless.Reaching the top requires some time and certain good health but the steps are usually easy. Don't forget to bring water with you but you can also buy along the way up. My great memories while in Siem Reap came back to me and this was beyond my expectations.

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