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Banteay Srei

Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Located out of siem reap town, this temple is one of the oldest. The pink sandstone has a different charm. Many shiva carvings, mahabharatha, Ramayan stories carved. If you have knowledge about hinduism you understand better. The temple is one of the best restored ones.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Banteay Srei was one of the temples that my husband and I enjoyed the most, first because when we visited, there were only a handful of other tourists which made it great to explore, take wonderful pictures and truly spend time to enjoy such a beautiful place. Built in the 10th century, it is amazing how well some of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

If you do not want to visit all the temples, this is one of the temples you should visit. It is very different from Angkor Wat and you would appreciate this place. It was a bit far from other temples but it is definitely worth going to!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Tucked away from the Angkor Wat temple this one deserves a visit for its excellent display of intricate stone curving and solitary set-up. Take time off here as time stands still and enjoy the clamness and imagine the grandeur during its days.

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Rawai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

No words can describe this Wat, it is exceptional, it's calming, it's the most amazing little temple I have ever been to. Get your guide to take you there at midday when everyone else is having lunch to avoid the crowds. Just go, you won't be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

It can be hard to pick which temple you should spend more time in in the Angkor region as there are so many things to see. Personally, I think they're all great so I suggest a bit of research to thin the list if you prefer the main sites and a guide so the significance can be appreciated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This so far is my favorite temple in Cambodia. It was worth the 37km car ride to the site. The temple is small but the structures and the elaborate sculptures on the wall compensates for the size. It is also one of the very few temples made of Pink Sandstone. I love the intricate carvings on the walls and columns.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The most preserved carvings in Angkor. Hire a tuk tuk and go first to Banteay Samre, then to Banteay Srey. You can also go by bike, and it's a nice ride, full of rice fields and palm sugar trees filling the horizon, but it will take you almost the morning to really enjoy the ride.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We took an excursion here from our hotel base in Siem Reap having spent the days previously visiting the much larger temple complex at Anghor Wat etc. This temple is also about 1000 years old but in reasonable good condition and located about 1 hour away from the much more busy temples at Anghor Wat. The drive is an experience... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

After the long trip to Kulun Waterfalls, Banteay Srei is a beautifully laid out red stone temple with a surrounding moat. Easy to navigate yourself around, peaceful and stunning. The light changes over the structures will have you hard pressed to put your camera down. Under an hour is all you need here but well worth the journey.

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