Last year I read about Banteay Chhmar and I said to me, I must visit it.
It is very easy to travel from Bangkok by bus to Aranyaprathet Border Market, walking through the border (20 US$ for the Visa) to Poipet and take a Bus 1 hour to Sisophon.
On the next day we chartered a Taxi for 60 US$ for the whole day.
We drove an unpaved, dusty and bumpy road to Banteay Chhmar, but the road is under construction.
It is a big area and many buildings are fallen together, but with a good imagination it is a very interesting and fantastic place. We walked some hours alone through the ruins and our taxidriver explained the location very well. You get although very good information from the web.
Since 2000 we have been several times in Angkor Wat, which is now overcrowded, and we are happy to visited now Banteay Chhmar.
On the way back you should stop and see Banteay Top. It was very interesting, too. We are glad to did it.
We make the reservation for the Taxi with the english speaking driver/guide in the Phnom Svay Hotel in the morning of our visit.
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