I am glad I had decided to go to this temple ruins after I went to Beng Mealea, Koh Ker and Preah Vihear. Like Beng Mealea, this temple is in the state of ruins (in my opinion, much worse than Beng Mealea), but I think that is its main appeal, and also because it is so remote, you will likelyl be the only visitors there! In some ways, this temple makes you feel like Indiana Jones even more than Beng Mealea!
Banteay Chhmar has reliefs similar to Bayon style, and the carving of many-armed images of Lokeshvara. For the adventurer in you, and if the idea of exploring ruined temples in the middle of nowhere sounds appealing, then this temple should not be missed! $5 entry fee.
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