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Banteay Samre

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Address: Banteay Srei | Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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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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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A temple with very intricate carvings and some great opportunities for some fantastic photos, be sure to try and squeeze this little gem into your itinerary whilst in Siem Reap.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Just wonderful and beautiful. There is such sublime beauty in the ancient ruins. Come earlier in the day to avoid the hordes of tourists. Ugh!!

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Aktau, Kazakhstan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Small and beautiful. Important place in temple architecture and a nice place to watch the setting sun go down

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