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Address: Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Description: This 10th-century complex consists of low walls instead of the typical...
This 10th-century complex consists of low walls instead of the typical spires of Angkor.
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3-Day Siem Reap Tour: Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, Bayon and Tonle Sap

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One travels to this corner of the world to see the old temples. They do not dissapoint, especially Banteay Srei.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

One travels to this corner of the world to see the old temples. They do not dissapoint, especially Banteay Srei.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This area is a bit of artel, outside the main Siem Reap city. It is definitely worth the effort. There are several temple groups in the area and hopefully your tuk tuk driver will take you to them all. I was fortunate that there weren't too many groups so we had the temples to ourselves. I loved all the friezes,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Banteay Srei (Citadel of Women) has buildings of the old Khmer style, but on a smaller scale, that does not leave you gasping at the enormity of it. This temple is a bit far off the beaten track, but has some of the finest carvings that we have seen in Cambodia.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Also known as the Women's temple for its delicate sculptures and the lovely red color of its stone. This temple is located about 37 kms from the city so you need to rent a car or if going by tuk tuk its an hour away

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We visited at sunset when there were few other visitors. The effect of the setting sun transformed the colours of the temple and highlighted the fantastic carving on the walls. A bit further away than the rest of the temples but well worth the journey. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

got here around 9.30 am no one insight walk in and found 2 other peoples inside so yeah we have the whole temples to ourself its not as i expected but still worth the visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

In Comparesion with Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom, It is smaller, but it is different style - Highly recommend to visit if you have more time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Strongly suggest you escape the crush of tourists at Angkor Wat and visit this jewel. The relief carving is much deeper than at Angkor, the stone is beautiful rose color, there are wonderful statues that are different from Angkor. Just outside the confines of the temple you can find walks that lead to boats for a float in the marsh.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Most people visit the large temples when they visit Seim Reap, but the real treat is to go off the beaten path and visit the smaller and less crowded temples. Banteay Srei is about 20 minutes away from Angkor Wat and is a 10th centuryHindu temple dedicated to Shiva. It is built off red sandstone and has beautiful ornate carvings.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva this is the only temple not built by a Monarch. Adding to Khmer architecture - mythological subjects are pictorially depicted/carved in stone on all the walls of the enclosures.

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