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Address: Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Description: This 10th-century complex consists of low walls instead of the typical...
This 10th-century complex consists of low walls instead of the typical spires of Angkor.
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3-Day Siem Reap Tour: Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, Bayon and Tonle Sap

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The carvings are exquisitely preserved and a wonder to see up close. The colours of the stone are truly unique too. We visited when it was exceptionally hot so make sure you've... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The carvings are exquisitely preserved and a wonder to see up close. The colours of the stone are truly unique too. We visited when it was exceptionally hot so make sure you've got water as the shade is off to the sides of the temple site.

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

If you have done Angkor close to Siem Reap, Banteay Srei is next on the list. Take a car (about $35) it is too far for a moto-remork! The size is limited, but the finishing of the sandstone impressive. Do yourself a favour - STOP AT THE LANDMINE MUSEUM ON THE WAY! It is well worth it!

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Banteay Srei temple is also called the Citadel of Women or Beauty. The temple was built just before 1000 CE and is the only temple not built by a king. It’s dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva but later rededicated to Siva. It is believed to have been abandoned in the 14th Century and was rediscoverd in 1914. This led... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Built of red sandstone...very romantic somehow with miniature buildings (compared to other temples). Very nice decorative wall carvings.

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Norfolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This was my favourite, a wonderful place to see and marvel at the building and surroundings. Lots of tourists but that is to be expected - enjoy the time there

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Macau, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Banteay Srei temple was founded in 967 AD and dedicated to Hindu god Shiva. I felt like it was not one of the most visited temples, but it has beautiful detail and the rock is of a reddish hue, which makes it interesting specially at sunset. It was different because it feels more homely, I guess.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Don't make the mistake to expect a big stone complex like Bayon! This place is deliciously carved and the red stone made it very interesting experience! A lot of Buddhist / Indian allegories adorn this place, take all pictures you can!

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Adelaide
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is quite a distance out of Siem Reap but different in that the stone has a red hue. If you have time, we think it is worth seeing just as a comparison with the other larger places.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Good to see temples that are less touched up for the tourists and still in its historical state. Must do it with a guide who explains the history. Went with Happy Angkor Tour - Private car with tour guide "Mr Em". Fantastic person!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is a very popular, quite small temple about 30km from the main area. It's abou a 40 minute drive by car, over an hour by tuk tuk. It's extremely popular because of its fine details and pretty colour - a sort of pinkish hue. Unfortunately, there were busload after busload of tourists being pushed through (their guides made them... More 

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