Banteay Samre
Banteay Samre
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DotsGirl2
Vancouver, Canada441 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
We found this temple much quieter than most of the other temples. It has a lovely walk up to the temple. The carvings are in better shape here than many of the other temples we visited.
Written 12 February 2024
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HMKaren
Los Angeles, CA895 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
I loved this temple. Lovely and quiet, not too many other people there. Great architecture. It's pretty flat---you pass though stone corridors and come out in inner squares with grass growing in the middle. There are also a few spots where the strangler figs are taking the place back. This was a nice break after the big crowds at some of the other temples. And it's included in the cost of the Angkor ticket.
Written 11 February 2024
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Angkor Private Taxi Driver
Siem Reap, Cambodia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
Banteay Samre is one of the most beautiful temples in Siem Reap, Angkor. The best time to visit Banteay Samray is the late morning. The buildings inside the inner enclosure stand close together this is why in the early morning only the roofs are in the sunlight. Furthermore, the late morning hours offer better shades for most of the carvings. In order to see each and every carving in the best sunlight, you would have to stay the whole day or come several times. It can be accessed by enter and leave Banteay Samre from the north entrance. Opening hours are from 7:30am to 5:30pm. The ticket will be checked at the Temple Ticket Control.
Written 17 November 2023
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scubacol11
Rotherham, UK1,975 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
This is a large square temple with multiple square halls round the main temple,there has been a lot of restoration with much new stonework.My favourite bit was the eastern causway leading too a dried up jetty.If you like restored temples like Angkor wat this is one for you but I prefer to see the temples more in their rough state so this one in not for me.
Written 26 September 2023
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Purnima Jain
Bengaluru, India1,789 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The area consists of a central temple with four wings, preceded by a hall and also accompanied by two libraries, the southern one remarkably well preserved.

The eastern causeway and entrance are the most impressive while on the western side you can walk for around 500m along the dirt trail and see remnants of a stone causeway that leads to the edge of the now dry East Baray.

The highlights of the site are numerous and include the well-preserved bas-reliefs on the frontons, tympanum/pediments, and lintels plus the remains of the ancient sarcophagus. Though I will admit that they are not as extensive as in other temples.

There is parking at the front of the site at the eastern entrance along with toilets and drink stalls.

A visit here can be combined with a trip to Banteay Srei.
Written 22 December 2022
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Greg Stevens
Sydney, Australia1,623 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Built during the reign of Suryavarman II and Yasovarman II in the early 12th century, it is a Hindu temple in the Angkor Wat style.
It is well restored and worth the visit! It is the only temple with a coffin in it! The temple has lovely rock carvings!
Written 1 October 2022
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David
Oxford, UK1,591 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
Whilst there used to be two temple cats living here, the guards confirmed that as at Aug 2022 there is only one.

The cat and I did not interact much. It was mostly interested in sitting under some shade

Written 9 August 2022
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TravelingTraveler1
Siem Reap, Cambodia11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Solo
I am happy to see this temple. There are no tourist or Khmer visitor. It was only some cats. The temple is beautiful and they did a great job with preservation. Many place to climb and explore and take photos. I recommend a visit and eat noodle Preah dak
Written 7 August 2020
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adeline s
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
This is among the fav temples of mine inside the Angkor region. I'm an archaeologist and I've been efficient in Angkor on and off for the final 20 years. I've looked at the temples on the standard tourist path begin being extremely crowded. This temple, just from the standard program is quiet that provides beatifull see throughs. Truly well worth traveling to.
Written 2 June 2020
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Catha
Korea District, India3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I had not planned on going to Banteay Samre, but our B&B owner suggested we continue the way of ours back from Banteay Srey. I am happy we listened since it was the highlight of the day of ours. Perhaps it was since we'd the whole planet to ourselves for some time. It is a terrific temple with lots of corridors and walkways and rooms. Well worth adding it with the list. Difficult to imagine that it's ever packed.
Written 1 April 2020
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