Sunset Fun at Bakheng Hill, Siam Reap, CAMBODIA

Sunset Fun at Bakheng Hill, Siam Reap, CAMBODIA
We never had so much fun exploring temples like we did in Siem Reap. It was our third day in Siam Reap and we ended the day with the sunset at Bakheng Hill. We ventured to 12 places on that day itself, the tour guide was amazed by our energies. He kept on telling us most of the temples are the same. I can’t blame him after 12 places as that day it was as hot as 42 degree Celsius, most people would be exhausted.

If you enjoy the beauty of the sunrise at Angkor Wat then you should enjoy the sunset view at Bakheng Hill. Both of them are equally good.

Phnom Bakheng, the name of the temple is located at the top of the Bakheng Hill. It is within the vicinity of Angkor Wat circuit. There are 2 options on how to go to the hill from the entrance. Either you pay to sit on top of the elephant or you walk up. I do pity the elephants as I’m not light.

We preferred walking. It wasn’t that tough, say a good 15-20 min walk up hill? After a day of travelling, walking up the hill was somehow relaxing.


Upon reaching the top, we can see the Phnom Bakheng temple. There are parts of it were still under restoration thanks to the countries that contributing the funds.

The temple is still under restoration

First thing about this temple are the steep steps. Climbing up is slightly tougher than the most temples in Siam Reap. We carefully took our steps and in minutes we reached the top.

Upon reaching the top level of the temple, we saw a huge crowd. All of them were waiting for the sunset scene.

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