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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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The Red Femme's Temple - Banteay Srei

Don't make the mistake to expect a big stone complex like Bayon! This place is deliciously carved and the red stone made it very interesting experience! A lot of Buddhist / Indian... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Don't make the mistake to expect a big stone complex like Bayon! This place is deliciously carved and the red stone made it very interesting experience! A lot of Buddhist / Indian allegories adorn this place, take all pictures you can!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This is quite a distance out of Siem Reap but different in that the stone has a red hue. If you have time, we think it is worth seeing just as a comparison with the other larger places.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Good to see temples that are less touched up for the tourists and still in its historical state. Must do it with a guide who explains the history. Went with Happy Angkor Tour - Private car with tour guide "Mr Em". Fantastic person!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This is a very popular, quite small temple about 30km from the main area. It's abou a 40 minute drive by car, over an hour by tuk tuk. It's extremely popular because of its fine details and pretty colour - a sort of pinkish hue. Unfortunately, there were busload after busload of tourists being pushed through (their guides made them... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Our family & I visited Banteay Srei as part of our guided tour itinerary in Siem Reap. It is a 10th-century Cambodian temple in honour of the Hindu god Shiva. Banteay Srei is built largely of red sandstone whereby giving it the reddish colour. The temple have beautiful decorative wall carvings which are still observable today. This is one of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This is probably the most beautiful temple in the Angkor area. Although this is not big and a bit far away from the main attractions of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thome, it is well worth a visit. The stone carvings are extremely detailed and delicate. The best time to visit is in late afternoon when the red sandstone temple is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Very different from the temples at Angkor Wat. Unique carvings, very well preserved. It is worth the extra drive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This was so beautiful....go early to beat the heat and be prepared to use your elbows on the Chinese tourists who monopolize the views. I think I liked this the best of all the temples we saw in Cambodia...as it was smaller and more charming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

All the temples you visit are amazing and to be able to walk around and see the detailed carvings and the sheer size will leave you speechless

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The amazing detail and uniqueness of this little, pink-hued gem make the longer ride worthwhile. I visited twice and could easily have enjoyed it still again.

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