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Banteay Srei

Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ranked #10 of 105 attractions in Siem Reap
Type: Ancient Ruins
Traveler Description:  In Khmer, Banteay Srei means “city of women” and while small, it is one of the jewels of Khmer art due to the outstanding quality of its sculpted... more »
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Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

This was one of the most beautiful temples in the Angkor Wat area, and different from all the others. Lots of detailing and definitely worth the trip to see.

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Columbia, Missouri
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

I love going to the temples, finding a quiet spot and just imagining what life must have been like. The work that went into creating these spaces is amazing that that they have laster for well over 1000 years...just amazing.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

It amazing temple, you will never forget when you visit this place.A view reflection of the temple in the pond is really amazing.The carving of Hindu culture shown the influence in 12th century.

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Banteay Srei or the city of women is 27 kms away from the main city of Siem Reap and it takes time to reach this place.Suggested time to avoid crowds would be go in the late afternoon or early morning. Carry your photo-identified entry tickets. Angkor Wat is huge - but this one is a small site. But dont let... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Went to this temple on our second outing and glad we did. It's rather unique and having done the big ones, it was good to take it easy and enjoy this one. Swing by other smaller temples on route back including the land-mine museum. Go early and take a tuk tuk. My kids loved the ride although by the afternoon,... More

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South Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

This was one of three temples we saw that are situated out of Siem Reap and easily the most interesting. It is a lovely rick pink colour, with many interesting carvings and statues. It is laid out on one level and easy to get around.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

we went by taxi as it is about an hours drive , great seeing the country side , this temple is well worth the time , we liked it the most , great photo opportunities .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We visited Banteay Srei in the late afternoon the day we arrived. It was the first site we visited and the best. It's farther away from the park entrance than most of the other sites (about 45 minutes' drive) but well worth the extra time it takes to get there. En route, you will also see some of the villages... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The temple is located about 1 hour drive with a car north of Siem Reap. It is quite small, but the carvings are very detailed and nice. We were there on 12 noon, and the pink color was not very strong. It might be nicer to visit this temple in the morning or afternoon, so the color would be richer.... More

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Banteay Srei is a gem. I imagine that 20 years from now all of Angkor Wat will be like this. It is a park setting, lots of huge trees. The temple is beautifully preserved. Someone mentioned it is a distance from town. That's true, but it is a bare ten miles at most. You get a chance to see something... More

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