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“Great ruins amidst Cambodian jungle”
Review of Banteay Chhmar

Banteay Chhmar
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed March 28, 2012

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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