View of Phnom Krom at dawn
|Elevation||140 m (460 ft)|
|Location||Siem Reap Province, Cambodia|
|Easiest route||Drive, then hike|
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.
- Media related to Phnom Krom at Wikimedia Commons
- Nick Ray, Cambodia