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Address: Banteay Srei | Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Off the beaten path but well worth the visit- no crowds and easy to navigate.

Banteay Samre is off the beaten path but well worth the time and effort. It is by far the easiest temple to navigate as much of it is flat compared to the other temples. The best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Banteay Samre is off the beaten path but well worth the time and effort. It is by far the easiest temple to navigate as much of it is flat compared to the other temples. The best part is that it was virtually empty when we visited and it was easy to take great photos. Because it is out of the... More 

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Hangzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is the farthest eastern temple. I wanted to see these temple because they used a special red sandstone to build it; making the color of the temple unique.

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is a bit out of the park but not far and worth a look. The temple has been some what restored and gives a good view of temples in this period. Small and a bit quieter then some of the others which was a good thing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

A good temple with excellent bas reliefs and much quieter. This temple is within easy reach of Siem Reap and can be visited en route to Banteay Serai.

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Pecatonica, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a restored Angkor Wat style temple with a single tower. It is a little drive out, by East Baray, so there were not as many tourists, which we appreciated! This temple, flanked by two libraries, has been restored. Banteay Samre has a long causeway. It was built for boats to be able to come to the temple. Because... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Not the most famous one but ended up being my favorite. Not many visitors around and those being there (around a handful) were quiet and enjoyed the tranquility). The stones yielded different shades of color under the sun and you can sit in the shades to wonder back thousand years. Highly recommend to have a quiet hour there, doing nothing,... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We were pretty much alone at this temple when we visited, it is smaller and has a bit of a fortress feel. There are unique spires on the roof tops, lending a slight Victorian look. Try to find a good version of the fable of the 'sweet-cucumber king' (we had ours in a Japanese guide book) and reading while sitting... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Tuktuk drivers will tell you to go here and that tour groups don't go, yet they most certainly do!! We pulled up here on the advice of our tuktuk driver, walked for about 30 seconds, and a coach full of French tourists pulled up right behind us. Granted, nobody else was in the temple but it's naive to think tuktuk... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My driver recommended my visiting this temple because it is not on the hit list for the large busloads of tourists that can easily overwhelm a site. This ancient Hindu temple was a favorite of mine probably because I could spend time without the hordes of tourists that are seemingly everywhere. The carvings and design are similar to other Khmer... More 

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Another beautiful temple, one of the top 12, with fantastic carvings. Tour groups don't go there, so it's much more peaceful and charming than the other big temples

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