Prasat Kravan

10 km from Siem Reap

Prasat Kravan is located within the Angkor Archaeological Park, a few hundred meters from the Bat Chum Temple and the Srah Srang Reservoir.  This site was cleaned during the 1930’s and fully restored between 1961 and 1966. It’s an impressive temple and ideal for some great photo sessions. This temple site is not visited by many tourist, since it is not part of any tour.

What to do and see at Prasat Kravan?

The site with the Prasat Kravan temple isn’t very big, so you don’t need much time to visit it. The five temples are build on a platform and surrounded by a small moat.

The site has a large number of bas-reliefs impictions of Visnu and Lakshmi that are quiet uncommon in Khmer monuments. Bas-reliefs of Visnu can be found in the central tower and those of Lakshmi can be found on the interiour walls of the northern tower.

 

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How to get to Prasat Kravan?

Although Prasat Kravan is an impressive monument, it’s not part of any single tour. The best way to visit this site is to hire a private guide or take a tuktuk.

It’s advisable to combine your visit to Prasat Kravan with a visit to nearby sites, like Srah Srang, Bat Chum and Banteay Kdei. Another option is to rent a bicycle or electric bike and visit a number of sites without a guide.

Entrance fee Prasat Kravan?

Prasat Kravan is part of the Angkor Archeological Park so you will need an Angkor Pass to enter the park and visit this site. The Angkor Pass allows you entrance to many temples and monuments in and outside the Angkor Archaeological Park.

You can buy an Angkor Pass for 1 day ($37), three days ($62) or 7 days ($72).  You can buy the Angkor Pass At the Angkor Pass Ticket Counters and need to bring a photo.

What you should do!

Combine your visit to Prasat Kravan with a visit to nearby sites. We love this temple, but it’s not very big and it’s worth your time to see the nearby Banteay Kdei and Srah Srang Reservoir. 

What you should not do!

Some tourist make the mistake to rent a bicycle and just head over to the Angkor Archeological Park without a valid Angkor Pass. Keep in mind that there are checkpoint and all foreigners are required to stop at these checkpoints to show their Angkor Pass.

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