Banteay Kdei
Banteay Kdei
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  • lifenadventure
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates2,211 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Smaller but nice temple to visit
    Banteay Kdei A smaller temple not too far from Angkor Wat but really gorgeous, a lot to see here if you take your time to walk around. Set in the forest, it is cooler in here as the trees give shade and block the heat. There are traditional musicians playing at the entrance and the sounds of their instruments float all through the place, really lovely
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 29, 2023
  • Wikumj
    Bromley, United Kingdom391 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the better 'second tier' temples in Angkor
    We were surprised this temple is not more highly rated in the Angkor site. It is a medium size, and in a ruinous state so it is fun to explore its various nooks and crannies. particularly as there are less visitors here. Takes about 30-45 mins to walk through. Would do on day 2 or 3 of a visit to Angkor.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 3, 2023
  • Steven Phich
    Cambodia510 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden gem
    Banteay Kdei is a stunning small temple located near Srah Srang and Ta Prohm in Siem Reap. It is often overlooked by tourists, making it a peaceful and beautiful spot to visit. The temple is a must-see for its photogenic beauty and unique architecture. Exploring Banteay Kdei should only take about an hour, but the experience is truly unforgettable. Cambodia's temples are truly one of a kind and Banteay Kdei is no exception. Don't miss out on the opportunity to explore this hidden gem.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 24, 2024
  • mfilcol2014
    Lisbon, Portugal1,769 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Little visited. Worth it
    The Banteay kdei temple is located in the Angkor archaeological complex but it is not one of the most famous. That is why it is little visited. Good thing. It is a beautiful temple, although in poor condition. Consisting of multiple rooms, it is very long and not very wide. As it is not very visited, it can be enjoyed calmly. If you have time it's worth visiting
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 4, 2024
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chuckymustdie
Australia643 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We were here at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and the place was deserted. There were 5 other tourists the whole time and we were so spread out, it felt like we had the place all to ourselves. I liked this temple complex. Interesting and photogenic. Some efforts have been made to restore it but on the whole, it has largely been left as it was found. It’s not a “must see” but if you have the time, it’s definitely worth the visit.
Written April 16, 2020
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Rune T
Lund, Sweden491 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
This temple, constructed from late 12th to early 13th century, is a kind of smaller version of Ta Prohm. Both these temples were decided to be left as found by the French. This caused much work to prevent the djungle to destroy more of the temples.
If you have seen Ta Prohm and are running out of time then you can skip this temple. 😉
Written February 15, 2020
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Cartertravels15
Alton, UK195 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Our first afternoon in Cambodia and we were taken to the very quiet Banteay Kdei temple.The vast blocks of stone give it great majesty..Our guide from about Asia tours gave us a very informative talk about its history.Whilst there we were asked by some students if we would take part in their survey.Happy to do so and we said perhaps a little information could be displayed somewhere to tell people this places history.The temple needs funding for continued rescue work.Flat shoes needed to climb up,around and over big stones but very enjoyable first outing.
Written January 11, 2020
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C0nn01sseur
Oxford, UK655 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We combined a visit to this site with a visit to Angkor Wat which is nearby.

One of my favourite temples, mainly because it is a lot quiter than the more popular sites.

However, it still involves a long walk,which was a problem for my partner who struggles walking long distances. There seems no provision for disabled visitors
Written February 14, 2020
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mfilcol2014
Lisbon, Portugal1,769 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The Banteay kdei temple is located in the Angkor archaeological complex but it is not one of the most famous. That is why it is little visited. Good thing.
It is a beautiful temple, although in poor condition. Consisting of multiple rooms, it is very long and not very wide.
As it is not very visited, it can be enjoyed calmly.
If you have time it's worth visiting
Written May 4, 2024
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Soko37
Budapest, Hungary12,074 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
We were coming around 3 p.m. as last temple in our small circuit list. Having rented Tuk Tuk for whole day was definitely good idea 👍. Anyhow we walked more than 10km and added another 20km on small vehicle. Temple was almost empty, few people. I was already tired after seeing so many temples since morning. Each one is unique and different
Written May 1, 2023
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Kirstin G
Canterbury, UK544 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
This temple didn’t have the wonder but awe of Angkor Wat but had a sense of peace. It is in a quieter area of the archaeological park and you can hear birds and nature, rather than people chatting. I would recommend adding this temple into your itinerary.
Written January 15, 2023
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Wikumj
Bromley, UK391 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We were surprised this temple is not more highly rated in the Angkor site. It is a medium size, and in a ruinous state so it is fun to explore its various nooks and crannies. particularly as there are less visitors here. Takes about 30-45 mins to walk through. Would do on day 2 or 3 of a visit to Angkor.
Written December 3, 2023
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Aislinn B
168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
A beautiful temple that is starting to decay. Architectural stunning, not a straight line in sight and free from crowds. Perfect to stroll around and admire the beauty and serenity. Well worth a visit.
Written July 31, 2022
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Lukewatsero
Philippines251 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
With a Face-Tower Arch Entrance and Thick Giant Walls all over the Area. Still an amazing one like the other temples. A must visit.
Written June 24, 2016
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