Hike up Phnom Chisor is hot, strenuous and diverting


Our nearly daylong excursion was hardly a walk in the park. The stone steps on the way up to the speck at the top are high, uneven and often missing altogether.  They make for a challenging climb.

Although “Phnom” normally is translated as “mountain,” it is something of an exaggeration to term Phnom Chisor (also spelled “Chiso”) as other than “Chisor Hill.”

That said, the hike under the noonday sun up approximately 400 laterite steps to the temple at the peak last Sunday was a true challenge.  It left virtually all of our ragged band of more than two dozen hikers Continue reading