Phreah Reach Traop Mountain  
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 Description:   Phnom Preah Reach Troap served as the capital of Cambodia between 1618 and 1868. Scattered across the mountaintop are towering tombs of Cambodiaís kings, and a beautiful stupa said to house relics from the Buddha himself. However, Phreah Reach Traop Mountain is best known for the vihara of the 18 Cubit Buddha - which faced North instead of the usual East. The imposing monument was mostly destroyed by fighting during the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s, and now only sections of the walls, the enormous eight column base, and the right arm of the Buddha remain. The base of the ridge also has a memorial in honor of Pol Potís victims found in the areaís 100 mass graves. Please note: itís about 500 steps to reach the top of the mountain.  
 Province   Kandal  Direction:      
 District   Oudong    
 City   na  Comments:    Official Web:    
 Genre   Historic ruins      Related links:    
 Best exposure   na          
 Opening time   na          
 Entry fee   na     GPS :   11.79461, 104.76895  
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