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Banteay Samre

Banteay Srei | Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ranked #12 of 78 Attractions in Siem Reap
Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Southeastern U.S.
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217 reviews 217 reviews
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153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This temple is smaller and a bit away from the main Angkor temples. The walk up the temple road is nice and generally not overly crowded. We found some unique artwork here for our souvenirs. And lots of little nooks to explore!

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Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This very valuable holiday when in Siem reap, Thank you to our Tuk Tuk driver who that recommend this temple. Do not miss this when you are in Siem Reap .

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We had a quick visit here . Very small temple in relation to others in the area, but interesting all the same. Its 12 century and Hindu not Buddhist .Made of finely textured rose coloured sandstone. There were some stalls offering local crafts, paintings and silk items on the walk up to the temple from the road - very nice... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Bandeau Samre is a little off the usual tourist grid of Angkor area. It you reach here early in the morning around opening time or later in the afternoon, it is not crowded at all and allows you a leisurely exploration of 12th century architecture and sculpture. It is not as grand as Angkor Wat but certainly very beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This small temple is beautifully preserved and not overcrowded with tourists, which allows you to take your time to explore the carvings, which are one of the best in Angkor. The temple itself looks as a small copy of Angkor Wat, however, we liked it more than the original.

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Holland Patent, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Banteay Samre is not on the route of most of the tour buses, so it's a good place to see the Angkor Wat style without the crowds. I had read about it and had to ask our tuk-tuk driver to take us there specifically. No problem. This temple dates to the early 1100's and is more compact that Angkor Wat...but... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The best time to visit this temple is morning to avoid not only the heat but some of the tourist buses. The architecture of this temple is also seen at Angkor Wat only on a smaller scale. Be sure to check out the 200m long causeway leading up to one of the entrances. The causeway is lined by Naga balustrades.... More 

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Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Very nice place in Siem Reap but far from the city. you need to hire a tuk-tuk and do the outside of angkor wat trip to get in here. must see!

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Blue Mountains, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We really enjoyed our time visiting Banteay Samre. It is certainly a beautiful temple and there are some amazing carvings/reliefs to be seen. Bigger than a lot of the other temples, you can see that it was built along the same lines as Angkor Wat, and shares a lot of the design similarities. Before you enter the main temple be... More 

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Huntly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

So small and well laid out! We visited this temple first before the main ones so it was a perfect introduction .

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