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Banteay Srei

Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ranked #9 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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Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

After the big three, this is the next from what i had heard and what our tour guide told us. Gets you further from town and a bit more flavor of the local area.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

There are several reasons to be include this temple in a tour of Angkor sites - smaller crowds (due to its distance from Siem Reap), small and easily manageable size, and the use of both pink and yellow sandstone which give it a unique look. But the most important reason has to be that it contains the most intricate carvings... More

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Bagram, Afghanistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

To avoid the crowd I left my accommodation at 5 since travel time is an hour. There I got the whole place all by myself. When I finished the first batch of those tour group is arriving. Worth visiting.

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Puerto Princesa, Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

A lot of people say that when you've seen one temple, you've seen them all. This is definitely not the case for Bantay Srei, which is made of a different material--pink sandstone. Hence, the bas reliefs and sculptures in the temple withstood time and the forces of nature, and are still as intricate and gorgeous.

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Got here early about 7.30 so very few people around. Definitely a good thing got great photos in the morning light with no one in them. Interesting to see such detailed carvings in a unique sandstone of pink. Again having a guide made it more memorable. Worth the 37km drive.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

a great way there , nice to see the country side , an interesting temple , can use your ticket there , reccommended .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The most intricate stone carving I have ever seen - it is said that a man could not have possibly carved this and it must have been done by a woman - unsure how accurate this is but I like to believe it's true. We spent a long time here - by far my favourite of all the temples. You... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

It's located about 45 mins from town by tuk-tuk but is definitely worth the extra time. The temple is one of the oldest remaining in Cambodia and is partly well preserved. The carvings are amazingly detailed and the temple was built with sandstone which gives it an apricot/orange/pink finish especially at sunrise/sundown. A bit down the road there is a... More

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bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Stunning sculpture in pink sandstone. Intricate, delicate, and complex. I was lucky to have a friend along who knew every minute detail of Hindu mythology. Well preserved and one of the lovliest temples in the area

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Take a trip further afield (Tuk Tuk) whilst you are in Siem Reap out to Banteay Srei. You will find this stunning temple which is red in colour and has some fantastic photo opportunities with surrounding water. Its less busy than other temples as its further out and you can add a trip to the landmine museum along with it.

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