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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 September 17, 2014 NEW

Banteay Srei is further away so you'll need a tuk tuk to get there, but it is worth the ride. The carvings are just impressive!

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Dongguan, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The carvings are breathtaking,most of them were well protected ,it's a pity that we can't walk close to the center.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Banteay Srei is not in the main section of the Angkor Archeological Park. You will have to take a 30-45 minute tuktuk or bus ride to get here, but it is worth. Banteay Srei is so different from all the other temples around Angkor, not just for it's beautiful rusty colours but the style and quality of the carvings are... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This temple have very different carving from the others. Details of the carving is rich with Khmer culture. Check this temple out.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This was always my favourite temple before visiting and it lived up to expectation. A small site but with some amazing structures.. Lots of facilities at this temple too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

Located more than 20km from the city proper, it took almost an hour to get there but the trip was well worthit! The temple is sprawling :)

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This lies about 20km north of Angkor and is considered the 'Jewel of Khmer Art' - and rightly so!! It is smaller in scale than other temples but is a temple of great beauty. The temple has exquisite decorative carvings in pink sandstone and is arranged in concentric enclosures. The carvings are beautiful, depicting narratives/stories from Hindu mythology and if... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is one of the smallest temples in this region however a one not to be missed. What this temple does not have in size it makes up for in delicate detail. There is not a surface of this temple that is not covered in intricate carvings and sometimes it is not until you are up close that you can... More

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Wettingen, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Banteay Srei is one of the smaller temples within the Angkor. However, we were a bit disappointed when we arrived there. It is really a good place if you love the details and the art which is truly amazing. Anyway, compared to the big temples and considering the long way to drive, it is not a must do, especially if... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Lovely color, deep intricate carvings.....this is a little far from the main temples so you get a break from the crowds. Well worth the visit!

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