The Temples of Sambor Prei Kuk

Renowned for its magnificent temples and architectural wonders, the Kingdom of Cambodia is an ideal destination for unique cultural encounters. To take your discovery of Khmer heritage a step further, explore the ruins of the Sambor Prei Kuk Temple Zone, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2017.

Located in Kampong Tom province, Sambor Prei Kuk is part of the remains of ancient Ishanapura, literally "the temple in the lush forest", which was the capital of the Chenla empire that flourished over much of Southeast Asia in the late 6th and early 7th centuries.

The central part of Sambor Prei Kuk is made up of three groups classified as "C" for Central, "N" for North and "S" for South. Each group has a square plan surrounded by a brick wall.

With their intricate patterns, ornate lintels and well-preserved decorative elements, the temples are dedicated to Hindu and Buddhist cults, each telling stories of religious and cultural practices from ancient times.