The 3 main temples of Roluos stand apart from the main attractions around Siem Reap, lying to the west of the town rather than on the main northern axis. They’re also significantly older, dating from the 9th century when this area was known as Hariharalaya.
Preah Ko, the oldest, is arranged as two rows of three “prasats” (towers) each, and boasts stunning stone carvings and plasterwork. After that comes the intricate 5-tiered Bakong, and finally Lolei, which dates from 893. This last temple resembles Preah Ko but with 4 instead of 6 towers, once stood on its own island, and is noted for its fine examples of Khmer calligraphy.
The Roluos temples are off National Highway 6 which heads west out of Siem Reap. Get there in a tuk-tuk or hire a bicycle (take good care in the unpredictable traffic).
Tours & Tickets
Visit Cambodia's magnificent Angkor temple complex on this private full-day Angkor Wat tour from Siem Reap. In the morning, visit the Roluos Temple Group, ... Read more
Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
A cycling tour is the perfect way to explore the area around Angkor with its traditional local life. You will head along the local road on the east side of ... Read more
Location: Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)