constructed during the reign of King Yasovarman I (889-900)

"This is the most solitary place in all Angkor - and the pleasantest. If it was truly the Mount Meru of the gods, then they chose their habitation well. But if the Khmers had chanced to worship the Greek pantheon instead of that of India, they would surely have built on Phnom Bakheng a temple for Apollo; for it is at sunrise and sunset that you feel its most potent charm." H W Ponder

Built atop a natural phnom (mountain), from the top of Phnom Bakheng the visitor may view Phnom Krom, Phnom Bok, Phnom Kulen, the West Baray, and Angkor Wat.

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