Although not the most famous or impressive temple in Cambodia, Phnom Chisor dates back to the Angkorian era and its location high on a hillside offers good views of the surrounding countryside.

Located in Takeo Province, the inscriptions on Phnom Chisor date back to the 11th century. Make sure you visit the temple either early in the morning or late in the afternoon as climbing the hill in the heat can drain your energy in minutes.

Phnom Chisor is made from laterite and brick and has carved sandstone lintels. Worth close inspection are the temple’s wooden doors, which are carved with images of people standing on pigs.

Getting There & Away

Phnom Chisor is located 60kms south of Phnom Penh and the best way to get here is to take a bus from the city toward Takeo and get off at the exit from National Highway 2. The nearest international airport is at Phnom Penh, where connections to regional capitals are available.

Things to Do

Phnom Chisor Attractions

Tonlé Om

This former sacred site is very pretty and a good place to sit and relax for a while.

Sen Thmol

This sanctuary is home to the many monks who travel to this area and a good place to see modern khmer temple architecture.