Koh Ker Recommended as Mustvisit Temple

The Koh Ker Temple of Cambodia was listed among the world's top 52 places to visit in 2024 on the website of the New York Times, one of the U.S.' most read daily newspapers. 'For anyone put off by the constant throngs and overly Instagrammed images of the Angkor Wat Temple complex in Cambodia-a bucket list destination for seemingly everyone on Earth-a millennium-old sprawl of ruins in a nearby region offers a more remote and adventurous alternative,' it wrote. Koh Ker Temple was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 45th session of the World Heritage Committee held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in September 2023. Koh Ker, or Chok Gargyar, is a 10th-century temple complex and former capital of the Khmer Empire, situated in Preah Vihear, a northern part of Cambodia. The densely forested site, containing a total of 169 archaeological remains, including 76 temples, as well as civil structures, ponds, dykes, and ancient roads, is located centrally between three other Cambodian World Heritage Sites, nam ely Preah Vihear, Angkor, and Sambor Prei Kuk. Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse