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Banteay Samre, Siem Reap

Categories: Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 550 reviews on the web
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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  • located north of the temples d´angkor.. .He invite you to take a little detour to discover this very well preserved sculptures brimming temple.
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  • This is the most desolated temple I have visited in Siem Reap. It is not very popular among the others. Anyway, if you do not like crowd you will enjoy visiting here. 
  • This temple has some similarities with Angkor wat temple. The architecture is similar. Worth a watch,Magnificent in its own way. 
  • 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
  • Interesting temple reminding of a smaller version on Angkor Wat, it has interesting deep carvings and a mysterious sarcophagus. Better visited with a local tour guide.
  • Very detailed carvings, still in good shape. Can get crowded later in the day
  • This was a surprising find on the far east on the Angkor region. It was in good condition with some nice carvings around the entryways. Watch out for the shrine room, it's full of bats that like nothing more than making tourists jump! The street sellers are also out in force here.
  • Another beautiful temple in a very quiet zone into the Angkor area!!
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