Bakong

Bakong is another of the 'pyramid-esque' structures from the Angkor Park, but unlike some of the latter structures, Bakong is an early example of using stone (sandstone mainly) for construction as opposed to brick which came in a little later. It was

constructed by the third Angkorian-era king Indravarman, and was later laid with several additions from future kings, although all additions remained within the Khmer architectural style. The exact date of construction is unsure, although it has been dated back to the late 9th century, which the latter-additions dating as late as the 12th century. Like a lot of the Angkorian temples at the time, it's surrounded by a moat and heavy vegetation. Often referred to as one of the ruins in better condition, it is a must-visit for any travellers in the area. There are several brick towers surrounding the central pyramid structure. The area within the moat is about 650x850, and can be explored within an hour or two, preferrably in the morning as the light will be best for viewing and photography.

Bakong

Date:

Consacred in 881

Style:

Bakong

Reign:

Indravarman I

Religion:

Hinduism

Same period: Ak Yum, Spean Thma, Tep Pranam

Same style: Roluos Group

Same reign: Preah Ko, Roluos Group

Visit Bakong

$299

/each
3 Days

Adventure Tour

Explore Angkor from top to bottom.

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/each
3 Days

Time Traveler Tour

Travel throughout the Angkor history.

$299

/each
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Explorer Tour 2

Visit the oldest of Angkor.