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“Excellent Tower” 5 of 5 stars
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Banteay Samre
Banteay Srei | Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ranked #15 of 195 things to do in Siem Reap
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“Excellent Tower”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Some way out of town by the state of the restored tower makes the drive worthwhile in a very peaceful setting

Visited February 2014
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“Worth visiting if you have the time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This is a smaller temple complex with stone carvings worth visiting if you have the time and because it is quieter and less frequented.

Visited December 2013
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“Well worth the drive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Great to be able to sleep on the drive here, lots of tourists when we came, but that's part of the deal here. My fav temple so far :) About 1 hour drive out from SRP.

Visited January 2014
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“nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

An hours drive by car , great scenery on the way of the countryside .We went late in the afternoon and watched the sunset , really spectacular temple .

Visited January 2014
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“My favourite temple”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This temple has something very special, I think it is the stone paths with balustrades headed by large lion statues looking down long avenues of trees so that all those approaching would have seen this awesome temple in its full glory colour and all. The temple is also in my opinion the best preserved with fabulous stone carvings, arches even the smallest carvings are retained. There is also a well laid out 4 bathing pools which with all the colour and dramatic carvings must have made this place very special. Like all the other temples, the amount of work needed to build such structures is mind boggling without mechanical help and there must have been an army of stone masons, all Cambodians???. The surrounding landscape must have been a hive of activity to support the temple, I wish that CGI could recreate the wonders that this temple must have given all visitors. Suggest that you buy your. 3 day pass the day before you visit, they are valid for 7 days and you can use the for any 3 days, will save you a 2 hrs wait at the ticket office, hot and crowded.

Visited January 2014
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