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Prasat Kok Rocha

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While most provincial Cambodian towns may scrape the bottom of the barrel at times in order to offer up any alternatives to Siem Reap’s jackpot tourist attractions, Kompong Thom’s very own Leaning Tower, better known as Prasat Kok Rocha is genuinely worth a peek for the more adventurous.

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Angkor Wat or Bayon this temple is not—nor does it rival Kompong Thom’s own magnificent Sambor Prei Kuk—but Kok Rocha is a quirky site of some historical importance, and it offers an excuse to explore the friendly and attractive little village where it’s situated.

A genuine leaning tower. Photo taken in or around Prasat Kok Rocha, Kompong Thom, Cambodia by Stuart McDonald.

A genuine leaning tower. Photo: Stuart McDonald

The solitary sandstone tower dates from the 11th century and the reign of Suryavarman I, and apart from it leaning over at fair angle, is in relatively decent condition. Locals say the incline is due to a US bomb having fallen nearby, though natural subsidence, or a combination of the two, is ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)

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