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. To visit Banteay Samre and get the most from your holiday in Siem Reap, create itinerary details personal to you using our Siem Reap vacation generator.
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  • August 15, 2017
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  • August 5, 2017
    Beanteay Samre is the part of Angkor Group and many tourists visit this Prasat because it is so awesome place and around the Prasat a lot of trees and it is so natural place fot eco tourism and they e...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    Away from the main temple group but worth the drive, a beautiful area where you can go for a walk through some beautiful gardens.  more »
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  • June 2, 2017
    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.
  • June 6, 2017
    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
  • June 14, 2017
    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.
  • March 17, 2017
    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.
  • March 19, 2017
    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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