The temples of Angkor Wat may gain all the glory, but Prasat Preah Vihear wins the prize for themost dramatic location. Sitting on top of the Dangrek Mountains, on a (long, steep cliff) with very high views across the Cambodian floodplains, Prasat Preah Vihear is a huge and importanttemple complex of (in a detailed way) carved pavilions linked by long roads (raised above water, sand, etc.), built (at first/before other things happened) to honor the god Shiva.
The temple is snug against the border with Thailand and has (in the past) been a (something that people argue about) between the two nations, who both claim it as their own. The InternationalCourt of Justice ruled in Cambodia’s favor in 2013, which led to border arguments flaring upbetween 2008 and 2011. Tensions have disappeared (or wasted) in the last few years, meaningthis UNESCO World History Site can now reclaim its rightful role on the tourist trail. Access isfrom Sra Em, although most visitors come on a day trip from Siem Collect (200 kilometers south).