KOH KER TOUR

Language English, Japanese
Price 185,00 USD for excursion
Capacity Group of up to 5 people

Koh Ker (Khmer: ប្រាសាទកោះកេរ្ដិ៍) is a remote archaeological site in northern Cambodia about 120 kilometres (75 mi) away from Siem Reap and the ancient site of Angkor. It is a very jungle filled region that is sparsely populated. More than 180 sanctuaries were found in a protected area of 81 square kilometres (31 sq mi).Only about two dozen monuments can be visited by tourists because most of the sanctuaries are hidden in the forest and the whole area is not fully demined.

Koh Ker is the modern name for an important city of the Khmer empire. In inscriptions the town is mentioned as Lingapua (city of lingams) or Chok Gargyar (sometimes translated as city of glance,sometimes as iron tree forest).

Under the reign of the kings Jayavarman IV and Harshavarman II Koh Ker was briefly the capital of the whole empire (928–944 AD). Jayavarman IV forced an ambitious building program. An enormous water-tank and about forty temples were constructed under his rule. The most significant temple‑complex, a double sanctuary (Prasat Thom/Prang), follows a linear plan and not a concentric one like most of the temples of the Khmer kings. Unparalleled is the seven‑tiered and 36-metre (118 ft) high pyramid, which most probably served as state temple of Jayavarman IV. Really impressive too are the shrines with the two‑meter 6 ft 7 in high lingas.

Under Jayavarman IV the style of Koh Ker was developed and the art of sculpture reached a pinnacle. A great variety of wonderful statues were chiselled. Because of its remoteness the site of Koh Ker was plundered many times by looters. Sculptures of Koh Ker can be found not only in different museums but also in private collections. Masterpieces of Koh Ker are offered occasionally at auctions. These pieces in present times are considered stolen art.

The site is about two and half hours away from Siem Reap, and basic visitors' facilities are now being built. This makes Koh Ker very attractive for anyone who would like to experience lonely temples partly overgrown by the forest.

Since 1992 the site of Koh Ker is on the UNESCO tentative world heritage list.

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Bring your passport (for secuirty reason)

Transportation +Tour Guide : 185.00 USD (Max 03 Passengers)

Mini-van (4-8 pax) + Tour Guide : 235.00 USD

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Cancellation with 48 hours before the arrival, otherwise the cancellation or no-show fee will be apply

Tour Price Inclusive of:

- Free Cold mineral water and cold towels

- Tours and transfers as mentioned in itinerary by private luxury air-condition vehicles

- Local English speaking guides

Tour Price Exclusive of:

- Ticket or Entrance fee is $ 15 per person by guest account

- Accommodation, please Contact Us

- Services and meals not mentioned

- Cambodia visa

- International and additional domestic flights include taxes

- Drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips … and expenditure of a personal nature

- Travel insurance

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