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Banteay Kdei, Siem Reap

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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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  • After visiting other more significant temple, this temple, one of many built by Jayavarman VII (Buddhist) seemed boring to me. If you skip it, you wouldn't have missed anything.  more »
  • Temple for the Royal teacher. After the visit of Ta Prohm, silence here is a true treat. The open sight, is very nice the view from outside in the sanctuary ermölicht, and the face of Tower, at the eastern entrance.
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  • This unusual temple is quite amazing! Long, crumbling (but not too much given the Millennium of seniority), and rather large, the impression which is in David is absolutely amazing. A crazy atmosphere and a sense of being of the true discoverers of ancient ruins! A place very different from other visits to the area of Angkor. Our great favorite amongst the temples of the Angkor site (big and small circuit). Good visit!
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  • Constructed by king Jayavarman VII, this buddhist temple was built from soft sandstone in middle of the 12th century and the beginning of the 13th century. Banteay Kdei temple is extremely elegant and beautiful that capture the attention of people once you go there. The appealing dance hall was decorated with a seated Buddha and Apsara dancer.
  • Good architecture among the small circuit., Similar looking to Ta Prohm but on a smaller scale. There is a view of the river after you exit the temple
  • Not as frequently visited, and one of the older temples, this is great for a late 2nd day, or early 3rd day trip to the temples once you've seen the major sites.
  • One of the many temple complexes near Siem Reap and Angkor Wat. Beautiful ancient architecture.
  • Similar to Ta Prohm with large surrounding wall.