There are many wonderful places to watch the sunset in Siem Reap. Phnom Krom, on the other hand, is by far the best location because of the stunning views of the Siem Reap landscape, and the sun reflecting off the Tonle Sap lake. The view from the top is breathtaking, and you can see for miles in any direction. Few visitors take the time to visit Phnom Krom, but if you do, it is well worth your time.
How to get to Phnom Krom
Phnom Krom is a hill about 12 kilometers south of Siem Reap town. The road to Phnom Krom is excellent, making it very open. You can take our jeep to explore the lovely scenery along the way. You’ll visit nearby villages as well as some of Cambodia’s most remote areas. During the rainy season, the whole place turns lush, making it a beautiful time to explore.
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Walking up to the hill
When you arrive in Phnom Krom, you must first climb stairs before reaching a paved path. This path will take you to the temples at the top of the hill. At the checkpoint after the stairwell, you’ll need to show your Angkor Pass. And it’s time to enjoy the natural beauty of the breathtaking landscape as you step up.
You could see some goats grazing alongside the road if you’re lucky. At the top of the hill, you will see a Hindu shrine founded by King Yasovarman in the 9th century, which is situated at top of the hill. Vishnu, Brahma, and Shiva were the three Hindu gods honored at the temple.
Best spot to watch the sunset
The best spot to view the sunset is behind the temple ruins on the southwest corner. Step an edge at the top of the mountain allows a perfect perspective to gaze at your finishing day. It’s possible to visit during the rainy season when the rice is at its greenest and glistens under the sun’s rays. The patterns of lines that divide the rice fields give you a sense of harmony. The rice’s greenery adds to the overall atmosphere, making it much more enjoyable.