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Banteay Srei

Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ranked #8 of 103 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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

4th visit in 10 years and still takes my breath away. Don't be templed out by trying to see them all . Take your time and have rest days in between if you can.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is a fabulous temple and its so different as it is built in rose/pink sandstone and not the grey coloured stones seen at the other sites

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Banteay Srei has the most detailed and minute carvings out of all the temples.It is relatively small compared to other temples but definitely worth a visit. Head to Banteay Srei quickly after clicking the sunrise pictures at Angkor Wat to beat the crowds. Reaching before 9-9:30 AM is recommended.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Like all temples, beautiful. However I was surprised that it wasn't very big given some of the reviews I had read. I think what makes this temple unique is it's pink like colour on the stones and the intricate carvings. It is worth a visit but remember it's take about an hour to get there by tuk tuk and will... More

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Bacolod, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Interesting temple to visit, since it was around noon time where the structures were bright red, It was kinda hot so I had to whistle hoping the wind wiuld come. and it did!

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oro valley, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We toured five temples in two days and my wife and I both felt Banteay Srei was the best. It is much smaller but the detail of the stone carvings was amazing. More intricate than any of the other temples and far fewer people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I liked Banteay Srei because of it's location in a lake, very picturesque. Also, it seems to be better maintained than the other temples.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I believe this one, although many love this temple because of it's uniqueness was a bit overrated. Although nice in it's own way, I guess I was a bit disappointed how little there was to see. And it is a long way to drive to see it. If you don't have much time, I would have preferred to spend longer... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Among all the grand temples in Siem Reap, Banteay Srei has the best wall carvings. Hands-down! The temple is small, and is just one level--perfect for the older crowd/ kids because there isn't a need to go up and down a fleet of stairs unlike the bigger temples like Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. Only downside is that this is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Banteay Srei best temple i have o lot of the caving on the wall and it is very difference anther the temple . it far from siem reap town about 40 km but it is best temple

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