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Banteay Samre

Banteay Srei | Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ranked #15 of 96 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 September 9, 2014

It's raining when I was there. Quite muddy but the rain seems like washing away all the dirts and eventually gives a better environment. Very shadowy and breezy when I was there. Quite small but very historic temple. Full of carvings about Ramayana and the kings. Able to get free guide here from locals who is visiting the temple.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The main temples on Angkor can get very, very crowded and my experience was somewhat spoilt by this. Banteay Samre is quite a distance from the main cluster and so the number of tourists heading this way declines accordingly. I didn't actually go into the temple itself but the road and village along the way are a fascinating snapshot of... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Not in my top 3 temples however it's definitely worth a visit if you have a second day visiting the temple area. It's located a bit far away from the crowded area of Angkor Wat in a quite a peaceful location. The temple is well maintained and offers good background for photos.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were pretty much alone when we visited here in October 2013. Nice, quiet visit. A little off the beaten path away from the main temple complex so I don't think many people make the trek. There wasn't anything over-the-top special about this temple that stood out to me, but it was a nice opportunity to have a quieter visit... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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