Phnom Chisor Day Trip
Phnom Chisor is translated as Chisor mountain or Chisor hill (phnom=hill). It is roughly an hour and half south of Phnom Penh. The temple is from around 10/11 century AD and was built by King Suryavarman I.
The trip has 3 enjoyable aspects to it. First is the temple ruins itself. Walking up to the top is a little tiring as there are over 400 steps, but it is really worth it. The view is amazing, and the temple ruins are nice.
After sigh seeing, one should go back down the steps and eat at one of the wooden huts. One could eat a cooked chicken, soup, or rice with pork. Most of the huts have hammocks set up and always have nice cold, cheap beer!
The third and last enjoyable part is the ride itself to the temple. You get to see some of the countryside and the natural beauty Cambodia provides.
Cost: Sometimes there is a lady at the top that will charge entrance to see the old ruins. I have seen them ask for $2 dollars US for Barangs and a dollar for Khmers.
Location: Take route 5 north about an hour and come to a fork in the road. Take the left route. Continue maybe 15 minutes and take a left at a sign that will say something tourist resort. I’m sorry I forget the exact name, but the sign can be hard to miss. Once you take a left on that road you are about a minute away.