Phnom Da Temple

This temple is a few kilometers south of Angkor Borei is the hill of Phnom Da. Four artificial caves, built as shrines, are carved into the northeastern wall of the hill. On top of Phnom Da is a square laterite temple open to the north, dating from the 8th century. In the wet season, it is possible to reach Phnom Da by water only, as the hill becomes an island spectacularly isolated by annual floods. During the dry season, it is possible to make it there by road from Phnom Chisor, but it is more atmospheric by boat, as the boats speed along ancient canals through a sea of green rice fields.

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