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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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  • great temple with lots of picture opportunities, also lots of quiet areas with no people so picture taking was great! Rithy Bou (look on facebook) was our driver and he was great and spoke good englis...  more »
  • A small temple, in the same style as Angkor Wat, but much smaller (and less overrun by visitors). It's a lovely little place, very atmospheric, and well restored  more »
  • Fewer tourists visited in the morning, take 見れました. Cats not napping can be seen with most of the major monuments in sight.
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  • Look like a smaller version of Angkor Wat temple. Interesting. If you walk a short distance to the west of the temple you will see an ancient bridge which most tourists overlooked.
  • This temple is very similar in style to Angkor Wat, yet further out and much quieter. An interesting one to explore.
  • One of the best temple in angkor wat! The carvings are well kept so you can see all the details. For a temple that is built in 9th century, I'd say they have great taste of art and detail. A must see! Sometimes I wonder which is greater the churches of italy or the temples of cambodia (when it comes to art). Visited March 2016
  • I like this temple. Mini Angkor Wat and their carvings were also well preserved. One of the distinct feature of this temple is the roof's design with those pegs on top. Quiet, not that overcrowded when we visited in August.
  • Very rich story telling sculptures on every space of the temple