Banteay Samre, Siem Reap

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Explore the well-restored Angkor Wat architectural style at Banteay Samre, a Hindu temple built at the beginning of the 12th century under Khmer rulers Suryavarman II and Yasovarman II. Thanks to modern technological advancements, archaeologists have returned much of the temple to its former glory, especially the intricate carvings on the facade. Its towers and balustrades resemble the Angkor Wat towers, as well as those of the Khmer temple of Phimai in Thailand. Consider combining your visit with a trip to another 10th-century holy site dedicated to Lord Shiva nearby. Plan to visit Banteay Samre and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Siem Reap attractions using our Siem Reap trip itinerary maker site .
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  • Banteay Samre is a really beautiful 12th century Hindu Temple which was built around the exact same period as Angkor Wat with comparable like structure. Banteay Samre is known as the Kid of Angkor Wat...  more »
  • Because explained Pol Pot regime when as was used as a prison was quiet, tucked away somewhere. A short walk from the parking lot and the gate of the high wall, while many others, easy to navigate.
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  • If you have one day in SR, Visit Angkor Wat and Bayon temple. If you have two days, check out Ta Som, Ta Prohm, Preah Kean, possibly East Mebon and Pre Rup, but if you have three days in SR, you have ...  more »
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  • This was one of my favorite temple complexes to visit because it has few tourists. The complex is beautiful and nestled in the forest. You can take great photos here and enjoy the peacefulness of the temple. It’s a little out of the way from the major attractions but worth the tuktuk ride. Enjoy!
  • Not the most visited temple. Guide told a very interesting folk tale regarding this temple about a cucumber farmer who became king. Had a wonderful company event on the temple grounds.
  • Still a hidden gem, one of the must well preserved temples. The detail of the rock carving its breathtaking.
  • One of the more well preserved temple. Not too far from main temple complex. Well worth the effort to get there!
  • Great temple you can really enjoy because there are very few tourists. Particularly nice in the last hours before sunset.
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