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Banteay Chhmar

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VISIT TO BANTEAY CHHMAR VILLAGE AND TEMPLE

Google and look at tours. we stayed one night due to time wE WERE COLLECTED AT SIEM REEP AIRPORT... read more

Reviewed April 12, 2017
berniekkk
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Penang Island, Malaysia
Very few people visit this temple.

This temple is in terrible shape, which I loved. Felt very Indiana Jones/Laura Croft while... read more

Reviewed January 13, 2017
NomadicFrames
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New York City, New York
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Banteay Chhmar (the “Citadel of the Cat”) has been called the "second Angkor Wat” and was constructed by King Jayavarman VII, who also built Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm and Preah Khan. This remote and vast site is currently under restoration and visitors find a stunning interplay of temple and jungle.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“siem reap” (24 reviews)
“community based” (14 reviews)
“angkor wat” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed April 12, 2017

Google and look at tours. we stayed one night due to time wE WERE COLLECTED AT SIEM REEP AIRPORT AND DRIVEN TO village in a lovely car The NGO has organised many homes with rooms and toilet (western) and showers at $7.50 if you go...More

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Reviewed January 13, 2017

This temple is in terrible shape, which I loved. Felt very Indiana Jones/Laura Croft while exploring. The Banteay Chhmar Community-Based Tourism (CBT) group is very helpful and we loved the simple homestay with the Sril Som family.

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Reviewed January 8, 2017

We only spent 24hrs hear although i suspect that is long enough. We were allocated to stay in a gorgeous wooden home. V simple with zero command of English. We kept our driver from Battambang who was taking us on to Siem Reap the following...More

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Reviewed December 24, 2016

The jungle has encroached on this very large site which needs much more restoration. But it is this partially recovered quality which is so attractive. It is worth getting a guide (from the CBT Homestay Centre?) as the carvings on the walls need interpretation and...More

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Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

Secluded location that sees few tourists at this point in time, and well worth the time and effort getting there. Best to stay overnight at one of the local home stays so you can visit in the cooler part of the late afternoon, get your...More

3  Thank tapryce
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Reviewed November 1, 2016

I visited Banteay Chhmar temple December of 2015 , this temple was very good and so amazing, i saw a lot of bas-relief on the walls of this temple. I hope one day, i will go there again with my family or friends. I would...More

1  Thank Angkor Park D
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Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the CBT homestay for 2 nights. We have 3 young children and it was a great experience showing them rural Cambodia. Temples were fantastic and did not see another tourist whole time we were there. Our guide took time to show us...More

2  Thank Sally K
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Reviewed May 9, 2016

It took two and a half hours by car to go from Siem Reap to Banteay Chhmar. The temple is very quiet and has almost no tourists around, but you have to be really fit and healthy to climb over hundreds of collapsed rocks on...More

6  Thank KarinJeck
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Reviewed April 21, 2016

Very good place for visit. and the environment is good! with good view. I like most about this temple was how quiet.I went by taxi and arrived about 10 AM

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Reviewed March 5, 2016

we visited Banteay Chhmar, using a guide of the Banteay Chhmar community based tourism. The know a lot about the tempel and about the rural live. Most of the temple are ruins, but there are beautiful reliëfs, statues and carvings. You can make a totaly...More

1  Thank LouenStephan
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Sophal T, General Manager at Banteay Chhmar, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2016

Dear Stephen, Thank you very much for your command at the TripAdvisor. I hope see you again in the future. Thanks, Sophal

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Zuzanna S
December 26, 2017|
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Response from jajavalB | Reviewed this property |
From bangkok to poipet , there are many vans operating with very good condition road but you have to hire taci from Poipet to Banteay chmar via sisophon. Transportation in Cambodia to Banteay Chmar can be arranged by CBT... More
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Sreyroth L
March 3, 2015|
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Response from Andrew M | Property representative |
Banteay Chhmar Temple is a very large temple complex. The temple is mostly collapsed and in its natural condition after 800 years. There are nine, smaller satellite temples around the main complex. Three of these temples... More
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