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Banteay Srei

Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ranked #8 of 97 attractions in Siem Reap
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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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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

well worth the effort , we got a taxi , about one hours drive , a stunning temple and lots to see on the way there .

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This was a beautiful temple a little further away from the rest of them. I really liked it especially because when we went, there were few other tourists there. The carvings are the most intricate out of all the temples.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Far from the rest of the big structures in Angkor, but really worth the effort. Little temple, cosy and beautiful, very well preserved.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I loved that when the sun hits the temple, it turns pink because it was built on red sandstone. I was extremely luck to had the place to myself when I visited. You can see the amazing details on the walls & to think this temple is older than Angkor Wat! Amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

You need at least 3 days for the main temple places and this is one of them. Have comfy shoes and your camera ready. One of the best in-tact temples. They have a pretty good market next to the entry. A very well organized place.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The bas reliefs are jut out of this world and very much incomparable to other temples of Siem Reap. Rather small compared to others but the beauty is in the details. About one and a half hour by tuktuk from town center but very well worth the trip.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It is outside the main temple area, 37km out of town, but it is still worth a trip. Temple is small in size, but rich in style. After visiting the temple, you can walk around the surrounding parkland, peaceful with no crowd. You can combine the trip with visiting the Kbal Spien where 1.5km beautiful jungle hike will lead you... More

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Jamaica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The sand colored temple's size and intimacy enrapture the contemplative visitor. One should not hurry through this sight or the detailed carvings will be missed. Go early when there are not crowds.

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Srebrna Gora, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It's also known as the ladies temple. It's beautifully and intricately carved, very feminine and lady like looking. Totally worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is further away from Siem Reap than most of the Angkor complex, but worth the visit. I would suggest going by taxi and not by tuk-tuk, because of the distance. You can also visit the ruined temple in the same trip.

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