Baksei Chamkrong

Baksei Chamkrong is a brick-based pyramid-like structure located near the South gate of Angkor Thom. It was constructed by late Harshavarman I in the mid 10th century, and served as a dedication to Lord Shiva. (It used to hold a golden image of him) The pyramid mountain, which is what alot of these pyramid-like structures are

described as, reaches 13m into the air and measures 27 meters across at the base, getting smaller towards the top. The structure, although made of brick, is decorated in sandstone designs and carvings, and is a must-visit for anybody in the area. Visits to Baksei Chamkrong can be done fairly quickly as there isn't a large area to walk around in order to see all of the ruins, and you can expect to spend between 10-30 minutes here. Any time of day is suitable, and neither morning or evening will inhibit the viewing experience.

Baksei Chamkrong


Middle 10th century