We will have to confess that we chickened out of making the full climb to the top, and can blame (thank) the time constraints on our schedule for that. But even if you too don’t have time to climb all 2,442 steps to the top of the Ancient Staircase, which links to the battlements that the Cambodian Army has constructed alongside ...
We will have to confess that we chickened out of making the full climb to the top, and can blame (thank) the time constraints on our schedule for that. But even if you too don’t have time to climb all 2,442 steps to the top of the Ancient Staircase, which links to the battlements that the Cambodian Army has constructed alongside the first gopura (gateway) to the temple, we thoroughly recommend making the time to at least enjoy the low numbers.
Working its way up the eastern side of the mountain, the stone staircase has now been paralleled by a new, beautifully constructed wooden one which leads you through the deliciously lush forest. Stunning strangler fig and silk cotton trees adorn your path, among the vines and deciduous dipterocarp that are a constant feature of forest-scenes here. Your soundtrack as you climb is birdsong. It’s really magical.
Numbers painted on to the steps helpfully tell you how far you’ve come, or how far you have to go for the pessimistic mathematicians among you.
The staircase is just off the main road leading to the ticket office and Preah Vihear temple itself. It’s well sign-posted but you’ll need to use transport to get there.
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Guest Name: Mr. Graham Mabbatt
Country: United Kingdom
N.of Person: Two pax
Travel date: 11-03-2020
Booked: Phnom Penh Genocide Museum and Killing Fields Historical Tour
Tour Style: Day Trip Tours