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“Little Jewel” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Banteay Srei

Banteay Srei
Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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3-Day Siem Reap Tour: Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, Bayon...
Ranked #7 of 79 Attractions in Siem Reap
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Owner description: This 10th-century complex consists of low walls instead of the typical spires of Angkor.
Manila, Manila, Philippines
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“Little Jewel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This temple must be visited to see the intricate stone carving on rare pink stone. It is small but exquisitely detailed in it's storytelling. It's a "flat temple"---mo climbing necessary---and is ideal for people who have difficulty with heights.

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“Smaller than most but makes up in the details”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Despite the smaller scale compared to the others, by far my favorite stop. The detailed carvings that many others will mention are amazing. Our guide mentioned that many of the Hindu gods are represented here. Each stone face had the most detailed intricate patterns and images. It's a small space and much more enjoyable at non peak hours I'm sure, if there is such a thing.

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“Detailed stonework”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Bit of a trek out but the detailed stonework is worth it. Don't eat there though as the food is expensive. The temple is quiet as the crowds don't go there. The drive through the countryside is also worthwhile.

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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Excursions must be done early in the morning, preferably before 9 AM because if not flocks of tourists come and it becomes really difficult to shoot pictures and truly enjoy the ambiance of Banteay Srei

Visited November 2012
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“Great surrounds”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Beautiful small temple greets you after an hours tuk tuk ride thru the countryside...the ride was a worthwhile event on its own with so much to see... Gives insight into rural life

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