Most visitors cross the Thai border to enter Preah Vihear, where a Cambodian flag flies prominently and a sign proclaims: "I am proud to be a Khmer".
The temple complex is large, with several multi-chambered entrance buildings connected by stairs and paved pathways.
There are statues dotted around the complex, like this one of a creature which guards one of the steep staircases.
Many of the buildings were constructed in the 10th and 11th centuries and are elaborately carved.
Evidence of Preah Vihear's troubled past is everywhere, from this gun to the bunkers that surround it and the bullet holes that mark the walls.
From the top, the cliffs fall steeply down several hundred metres to the Cambodian jungle below.
Stall-holders sit by the side of the paths, selling gems, DVDs and what they say are bits of ivory, tigers' teeth and wild cat pelts.