Admire the ruins of Banteay Kdei, a late 12th-century Buddhist temple within the Angkor city complex. One of the smaller temples situated inside the massive compound, the structure was constructed under the Khmer ruler Jayavarman VII, and designed in the Bayon style, known for numerous stone decorations and elaborate carvings. Easily accessible from the area's more famous and grander attractions, Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm, the temple offers you a less crowded and peaceful setting to explore charming stone walls and courtyards. With our custom trip planner, Siem Reap attractions like Banteay Kdei can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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Banteay Kdei was originally erected as a Buddhist monastery and once a home to 2740 monks. This temple is not as popular with tourists as some of the others but it is well worth a visit.The carvings i... more »
Of all he sites we visited I have chosen to pick this one as we took out guide's advice after the usual Ta Prrohm, Angkor Wat etc day ( fabulous) and stretch our experience with an outer selection of ... more »
We loved Banteay Kdei. We did it as part of the major loop temple run. We were there about 11:30 and it was so beautifully quiet. The way it should be enjoyed. Very photogenic, lots of shade from the ... more »
Another great temple in Angkor that is not so popular so it is a joy to wander and admire it beauty. It is not a temple mountain, so there is no need to climb however, it is quite big and there are many corners to look into. There are carvings that are still in good condition and the gopura with the face is both enchanting and mysterious.
Great temple to visit and is less busy than other more popular temples in Siem Reap. You need to dress appropriately to visit. There is some support in place for parts of the structure but it's doing pretty well considering how old it is. Don't miss this temple out if you're in Siem Reap.
Jessica Parra Nowajewski
Fantastic. Surrounded of many temples, this one is truly remarkable. If you do the visit during the morning, the cool air will give you a special feeling while walking through the walls and carvings.
This is amazing place, temple and nature together. Like you go through time machine. In addition, I was very supprised as this was the first temple that we have visited. Most of the temple parts are good preserved.
Walking through this temple, which name means “a citadel of chambers”, you might get a feeling you are within a big beautifully carved jewelry box. Although wall carvings are pretty deteriorated, you can still find a lot of great images of apsara dancers – female divine spirits of the clouds and water. This is maybe the best place to hear the story about apsaras. The temple itself is really beautiful and I recommend visiting it.
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