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Review of Banteay Srei

Banteay Srei
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Private Tour: Siem Reap Full Day Tour With Angkor Wat Banteay Srei Bayon Temple...
Ranked #7 of 184 things to do in Siem Reap
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This 10th-century complex consists of low walls instead of the typical spires of Angkor.
Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had the earliest breakfast our hotel would serve, and left immediately afterwards, which ended up working really well.
When we arrived there were tourists already there, but not many.
The temple is very small, but has very beautiful carvings, with a lot of it roped off to preserve them. We were able to explore it pretty much unencumbered, but as we were leaving there were many busloads more people arriving. The small temple was absolutely packed. So glad we were able to view it without the masses.
There are some walks signposted after the temple, but they weren't amazing. The "lookout points" were all of empty swampland, which I guess was scenic, but not terribly so. One sign pointed to the "Botanical Gardens", but we couldn't find it at all, and when we told someone what we were looking for (after he queried where we were going) he seemed confused, and said there wasn't anything like that.
But the temple itself was excellent, despite the long ride out there (I actually really enjoy the long tuk-tuk rides. It was a great way to see a lot of the area, and the locals' day-to-day lives).

Thank katen27
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

We visited Banteay Srei on our second day of "temple-hopping" and it was quite lovely. This temple site is unique as all the sandstone (and I think lava stone) used for the temple construction is pink.

Another nice thing is that because it's a little further out, there aren't as many tourists, as Angkor Wat & Angkor Thom are the big sites.

If you're visiting Banteay Srei, you should also consider visiting Kbal Spean. It's a waterfall that requires you to hike about 25 minutes up where you'll find some old ruins. The hike up is beautiful, and the butterflies will amaze you. This for me was one of the highlights of the day!

Thank richardsmyname
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

Also called the lady's temple, is the only non-royal commissioned temple in the complex. Details of the walls and towers were really beautiful and well preserved. Thought I would only be staying short in this temple because its relatively small compared to the other temples but it took me quite a while appreciating the carvings. The 45 mins travel from angkor wat was all worth it.

Thank jealejo
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

We chose to go see this temple because our tuk tuk driver said it was a must see. Although it is not a massive temple like Angkor Wat we were not at all disappointed. The detail of the carvings were insane. There is no other temple that comes close to the intricate details and colors of this temple. It is simply unbelievable. It is quite a ways out from the other temples and you will have to pay extra to have your tuk tuk driver take you but it is well worth it. I find that after being home and talking about our trip this is the temple I talk about the most. So glad we chose to go! Don't miss this one.

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Reviewed May 25, 2014

This temple of abundance or sometimes referred to as the temple of the ladies is made with harder stone and therefore has retained it's intricate carvings. Constructed earlier than the Notre Dam, this is one of the oldest temple in Siem Riep.

Trip takes 45 minutes from Angkor wat area. Should you have time after visiting this temple, try to make a trip 10 Kms away to Kbal Spean. This archaeological site has 1000 carvings of lingas on the surface of the river bed.

Thank JoeCool_KL
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