Phnom Dei

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Phnom Dei
Phnom Dei2.JPG
View of Phnom Dei
Highest point
Elevation 272 m (892 ft)
Coordinates 13°35′45″N 103°59′1″E / 13.59583°N 103.98361°E / 13.59583; 103.98361Coordinates: 13°35′45″N 103°59′1″E / 13.59583°N 103.98361°E / 13.59583; 103.98361[1]
Phnom Dei is located in Cambodia
Phnom Dei
Phnom Dei
Location of Phnom Dei in Cambodia
Location Phnom Srok District,
Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
Mountain type Sandstone
Easiest route Drive to Banteay Srei, then hike

Phnom Dei is a 272 m high hill close to Siem Reap, Cambodia.


Phnom Dei is located to the southeast of the Banteay Srei, one of the major Angkorian temples, and south of Phnom Kulen. It is part of the temple complex in Angkor, the area that was the capital of the Khmer Empire.

Angkorian temple[edit]

There is a temple on top of the hill that was built during the reign of King Yasovarman I (889-910 AD).[2]:65 [3]

Phnom Dei is only one of the hilltop temples built during King Yasovarman I's reign, the others being Phnom Bakheng, Phnom Bok and Phnom Krom.


  1. ^ Google Earth
  2. ^ Higham, C., 2001, The Civilization of Angkor, London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, ISBN 9781842125847
  3. ^ Angkor Guide

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