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Banteay Samre

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Address: Banteay Srei | Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Picturesque and peaceful

Like the other temples the architecture is remarkable, however, unlike most of the other sites it is very peaceful. Having navigated through crowds at the other sites it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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Tanunda, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Like the other temples the architecture is remarkable, however, unlike most of the other sites it is very peaceful. Having navigated through crowds at the other sites it was wonderful to be here almost alone. Amazingly you can walk over, through and around most of the site. Worth the visit.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Low tourist numbers make this place worth visiting. If you want to take pictures without lots of people in the way this is the site to visit. Thoroughly recommended.

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Curitiba, PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

not a lot of tourists around, it was good to take pictures. Not the famous landscapes from siem reap, but worthy.

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is one of my favorite. Not as crowded as the other temples. I personally love the structure of the building.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I am glad the Banteay Samre was on our itinerary created for us by ZiZ Asia, Ltd. as we may not have found it on our own. Our wonderful and knowledgeable guide, Dy, with ICS Travel, constantly provided us with an abundance of fascinating history about each temple. The Banteay Samre temple was incredible. In comparison to our visit at... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Many people take the time to visit Banteay Srei for the fine sculpture, but I'm not sure how many see this one on the way there or back. It wasn't rated that highly in some of the guidebooks I read but I thought it was one of the better sites, especially once you exclude the top 4 or 5 obvious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is one of the best restored temples. Since it's a bit off the main circuit it is less crowded, so you can enjoy it almost to yourself (if you are lucky).

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is worth seeing, and is one of the most important temples in the area. Take a guide with you to appreciate the history and detail of this temple (indeed all of them).

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We were on our way to Banteay Srei and our driver suggested us to see this set of ruins first. SO glad we did. Secluded, quiet, beautiful, vast. My kids and I loved it!

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Fairlight, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I hadn't planned on visiting Banteay Samre, but our B&B owner suggested we go on our way back from Banteay Srey. I'm glad we listened, because it was the highlight of our day. Maybe it was because we had the whole place to ourselves for a little while. It's a wonderful temple with plenty of corridors and rooms and walkways.... More 

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