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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  • Great temple with lots of picture opportunities, also lots of quiet areas with no people so picture taking was great! Rithy Bou was our driver and he was great and spoke good english and was very help...  more »
  • The exquisite colours of this temple are stunning. There is a different history to this temple, as the focus was more for females. It is some distance from Siem Reap, but well worth the travel to expe...  more »
  • Of all the temples to see, this one is by far my favorite. It's a little out of the way but the means very little people come here. I've had to myself on all three visits. I like it because it's small...  more »
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  • Great temple to visit .. outside the city and so not so crowded. Also the carvings in this temple are much more intricate than any other temple in this region.
  • Don't miss ! A medium sized temple with beautiful laterite walls that is considered to be one of the most intact and well restored temples in Angkor. Every pediment on GBE roof of every tower, gate and even the central shrines have detailed carvings of scenes from Hindu mythology. Quite stunning
  • One of the most lovely, haunting sites in the Angkor Wat area. The Apseras have particularly great depth and definition; the spong trees will leave mental images that'll long live with you; and the crowds here are smaller than at the larger sites. You are completely free to wander the grounds and clamber amongst the ruins.
  • Hidden gem. So quiet so you can even meditate here. Few tourists were here when we visited it on a late afternoon. You can find cashew nut trees there.
  • Great temple. Calm, since it is not part of small nor large tour. Good conservation. Worth negotiate with your (Tuk Tuk) driver to come here. To get here you pass through some local villages,what is nice as well.

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