Phnom Krom is an ancient temple located on a hill bearing the same name, 15 km away from Siem Reap. The remnants are three towers, dedicated to the Hindu gods’ trinity: Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma. The remaining wall of the temple is made out of laterite. The carvings on the sandstone towers have dissipated over time.

Phnom Krim is situated in the northern part of Tonle Sap Lake where boat trips are available for tourists. The hill offers a panoramic view of the area and the lake.

Phnom Krom Photos

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History

Phnom Krom was constructed in the second half of the 9th century, by King Yasovarman, to  honor of the Hindu trinity. Experts discovered that the structures in the yard of the temple are former crematoriums.

 

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