Situated atop a breathtaking 625 meter cliff is the Preah Vihear Temple in Preah Vihear, Cambodia. The temple that borders both Thailand and Cambodia is an attraction a sightseer should definitely make note of when planning a trip to this nation. The ownership of the temple that is situated between the two countrys Thailand and Cambodia was eventually awarded to the Cambodians in 1962 by the Court of Justice after lengthy negotiations with the Thai government.
Listed, as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO this picturesque temple built 300 years ago is 800 meters in height and 400 meters wide. Visitors to the top can enjoy the views over the Cambodian jungle and the distant riverbanks. The sanctuary that served as a place of worship, respect and study still stands today as a prized possession owned by Cambodia.
The Preah Vihear Temple boasts a number of steps that lead to the sanctuary that sits atop the mountain. At the entrance of the temple, visitors will see a series of illustrations depicted on the walls and floors, the temple is further numbered from 1 to 5 so visitors can explore the grand temple and identify its attractions.
The temple houses a number of courtyards, ancient ruins, religious sanctuaries, libraries and halls. A spectacle at the temple is a depiction of the Churning of the Milk a masterpiece that still takes precedence at the temple.
Visitors in Thailand or Cambodia can approach the vicinity through the Siam Reap province or the Kantharalak district. The mountain temple can be reached via a four-wheel drive vehicle, a mountain bike or simply by foot. Other noteworthy attractions in the area for a keen explorer to seek out include the Quad Adventure Cambodia, Floating Village, Angkor Wat, Hidden Cambodia Adventure Tours, Bayon Temple and the Angkor Thom.
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