Angkor Archeological Park

Preah Palilay Temple

Explore the heart of the Khmer ancestral empire

Preah Palilay is a small structure located just north of Phimeanakas in Angkor Thom. It contains elements from both Hinduism and Buddhism. There also aren’t any inscriptions to help date Preah Palilay, so the exact date is unknown.

Located inside Angkor Thom, Preah Palilay is often overlooked by many visitors. However, the unique structure, the surrounding thick jungle, 7-headed nagas, and headless guards create an eerie-feel and a must-see temple

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Info and tips for visitor

Date :

Late 12th to Early 13th



Opening hours

7:30 am to 5:30 pm


Jayavarman VII




1 hour to 2h including boat trip

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