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Banteay Samre

Banteay Srei | Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ranked #13 of 97 Attractions in Siem Reap
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Large flat temple off the beaten track. We visited after Kbal Spean and Banteay Srei. It is situated at the T-junction turning back to Angkor from Banteay Srei on a dirt road of about 3 km through villages and paddy fields. Not many visitors so the temple can be enjoyed in relative quiet and peace. Many of the carvings here... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Come before 10 am or during sunset so the pink hue of the temples will be very visible. 2 or 3 hours away from town so be prepared to have a looong tuktuk ride. The travel itself will give you a glimpse of how the locals live.

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Lanai, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Large, comparatively flat temple displaying distinctively Angkor Wat-style architecture and artistry. Banteay Samre was constructed around the same time as Angkor Wat and has seen some recent restorations. The style of the towers and balustrades bear strong resemblance to the towers of Angkor Wat and even more so to Khmer temple of Phimai in Thailand. Many of the carvings are... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

By far the best preserved temple that isnt crowded any time of the day. The location makes some people avoid it, but trust me, it is totally worth the effort. Much like Banteay Srei but less crowded and better preserved.

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Irvine, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Had very high expectations of Bantey Samre, however I think we hit the worst conditions to go there for. We went early morning, around 9-ish. The place was small and packed with tourist. It was raining so there was red mud everywhere. Umbrellas photobombing pictures and very impatient tourists. I heard from a friend who went four months prior that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Banteau Samre it is very nice temple it is far from siem reap town about 15km. it is have a lof of the caving an the wall and in side it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This temple is located quite far from the hustle and bustle of the people and when we're there, not many tourists were around. Interesting story from what I have heard from my guide on the reason the temple was built.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

One of the bigger temples that we visited. Just amazing to see in its grandeur. Every temple I have reviewed I have given 5 stars because they all deserve them. You will not be disappointed if you visit this temple as it is very impressive to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Really beautiful carvings, too bad there are way too many people, including whole buses, which ruined our visit.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Worth to visit!! Hire a tuk tuk driver and tour guide to visit here. The tour guide will plan the itinerary for you.

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