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Phnom Krom

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Phnom Krom
ភ្នំក្រោម
View of Phnom Krom at dawn
Highest point
Elevation140 m (460 ft)
Coordinates13°17′09″N 103°48′44″E / 13.28573°N 103.81218°E / 13.28573; 103.81218Coordinates: 13°17′09″N 103°48′44″E / 13.28573°N 103.81218°E / 13.28573; 103.81218[1]
Geography
Phnom Krom
Phnom Krom
Location of Phnom Krom in Cambodia
LocationSiem Reap Province, Cambodia
Geology
Mountain typeSandstone
Climbing
Easiest routeDrive, then hike

Phnom Krom (Khmer: ភ្នំក្រោម) is a 140 m high hill close to Siem Reap city, Cambodia. There is a temple on the top which derived its name from the hill, Prasat Phnom Krom (Khmer: ប្រាសាទភ្នំក្រោម).

Location

Phnom Krom is about 12 kilometers southwest of Siem Reap town.

Phnom Krom hill is very rocky; local legend has it that the rocks were exposed by the monkey general Hanuman during a hunt for medicine in the Ramayana epic. The area beyond the temple’s west gate affords views of the Tonle Sap lake.

Phnom Krom railway

Phnom Krom was at the southern end of the Phnom Krom railway, a narrow-gauge French colonial railway that was most likely constructed to take stone from the now-defunct quarries on Phnom Krom to Siem Reap.

Gallery

  • Tonle Sap lake and Phnom Krom hill
    Tonle Sap lake and Phnom Krom hill
  • Tonle Sap lake and Chong Kneas village viewed from Phnom Krom hill
    Tonle Sap lake and Chong Kneas village viewed from Phnom Krom hill
  • Sugar palm trees on the hill
    Sugar palm trees on the hill

See also

References

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  • Media related to Phnom Krom at Wikimedia Commons
  • Nick Ray, Cambodia
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