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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The temple is different as those in the Angkor Park, unique and small. It look more organize than other because have better set up at the information counter area. Quite far from the town that why have to pay more than others like around 23 USD for tuk tuk and It's too far for bicycle.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This temple is good and interesting but its in a place of incredible temples! Worth a visit but dont spend too long here - especially if you only have 1 day! The other temples are better!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Often overlooked by tourists as the more popular Angkor Wat and Tah Phrom seem to top the lists, but this is a smaller temple which can be just as beautiful as the big brothers, its constructed from pink limestone which sets it apart from the rest and at the right time of day its such a great sight to see,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

It is located 37 km from City , a bit far but very beautiful, along the way to the temple I went to visit Butterfly Garden and War museum . it was very nice and long time on the Tuk Tuk .

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Banteay Srei was a small temple, but one of my favorites. The combination of colors, between the lava mud and the lichen and the color of the temple itself was quite exquisite. More than any of the other temples, this one has carvings that are very detailed. There are many carvings on door frames that tell many stories of the... More

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Although the temple is located a bit far from Angkor Park (around 40-minute drive), you will not be dissapointed. The temple has a very detailed, yet beautiful reliefs in the fascinating pink/red laterite. Before you enter Banteay Srei, make sure you visit the interpretation center first. It is located in front of the restaurant near the parking area. As the... More

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The pink sandstone and red laterite walls give it a modestly weathered appearance. This wasn't the large monument I had expected, maybe 5mins walk around the outermost wall. Inside this is a wide lily covered moat, giving an incredible reflection of the central shrine towers. All over the temple walls there are well preserved carvings and ornate archways leading to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This is about 40 mins away from Angkor Wat but well worth the visit. Not as crowded, is more red in colour and beautiful contrasts on a sunny day. The kids played temple run in this one - small enough that we knew where they were!

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Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We got to see that, hope it will not be destroyed next years. I am very happy that I was able to arrange this trip. as many places on the Earth is hardly in visible condition

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This temple is only small but has some beautiful carvings and statues and if you are lucky you might get to hear local musicians playing traditional music. Get there early, before the hordes of 'selfie posers' drape themselves in every door frame you are trying to photograph. Hire a tuk tuk and bounce your way out there early in morning.... More

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