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Phnom Baset Bike Tour with FlyingBikes2 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Phnom Baset situated about 32km northwest of Phnom Penh we stopped by at topping a steep hill. Its extraordinary design resembles a cave and faces the west, which contrasts with other Khmer temples facing the east.

Depart from Phnom Penh. En route by rented van, you can visit a Cham Muslim village. Arrive at Phnom Baset. Visit the pre-Angkorian temple (8th century) and the pagoda to view the reclining Buddha.
FlyingBikes2 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Website: http://flyingbikes2.com
 
The Phnom Baset is a steep hill, north-west of Phnom Penh. You follow the National Road 5. 12 km north of the Japanese Friendship Bridge, at Preak Phnov, a vivid market, you turn left and follow the asphalt, then laterite road to the West. After 12 km the road bends half right. At your right hand sight you see a golden 'pagoda' topping the Phnom Basset. An narrow asphalt road runs up the hill.
 
The Prasat Phnom Baset is situated on a terrace on the north slope of this hill. It is a rectangular brick edifice, 12 m west-east by 8.45 m north-south. It shelters a rounded granite rock, with a natural grotto, facing west. The temple also opens west.
Scholars are at issue if it was vaulted with brick or covered with light material. The entrance door is framed by sandstone colonnettes and a lintel showing foliage. The outer walls are decorated with reliefs of palaces. At the East is a false door of brick.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aymonier has visited the site in 1882 and saw "sculptured debris, altars, pedestals, bas-reliefs representing Shiva on the bull Nandi, Vishnu on Garuda". Nothing has remained.
Scholars suppose that the temple was built around the middle of the 8th century. Recent constructions of Neak Ta shrines have damaged and are defacing the temple.
 
 
 
 
Enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding plains and rice-fields from the hilltop.
 
 
You can visit various temples and the three large stupas where the ashes of three former Kings are preserved. Next, visit the most impressive structure of the site, the "Vihara of the 18-Cubit Buddha". En route to Phnom Penh, stop to visit a silver craft village at Kompong Luong.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FlyingBikes2 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
FlyingBikes2
Address: No.131 BEO Street 51, Sangkat Psar Thmey 3, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Business Hours: 9AM–7PM
Phone: +855 12 727 717
FlyingBikes2 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
FlyingBikes2 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
FlyingBikes2 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Website: http://flyingbikes2.com
Bought 2 x Cannondale Trail 3 Jet Black MTB from FlyingBikes2 for this trip, next trip gonna get the Cannondale Caad12 Road Bike. 
Cannondale Trail 3 Jet Black
FlyingBikes2 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Cannondale Trail 3 Jet Black
FlyingBikes2 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
FlyingBikes2 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Website: http://flyingbikes2.com
FlyingBikes2
Address: No.131 BEO Street 51, Sangkat Psar Thmey 3, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Business Hours: 9AM–7PM
Phone: +855 12 727 717




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