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Review of Banteay Samre

Banteay Samre
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

This temple is further out than most but not far from the big tour route,as it is further away from the main temples very few of the organised tours come here so you are likely to be viewing it with other couples who come by taxi or tuk tuk which makes it a nice quiet atmosphere.I visited this temple first thing in the morning arriving at 08.30,even the ticket checker was not on duty when I went in but had arrived by the time I left.As the complex has been restored it is in very good condition and complete,there is much carving around the doors and over them also the towers have much carving on them.On the east side there is a long causeway that leads to a landing stage where people would have arrived by boat.The light was really good when I was there giving an orange tinge to the stone in the morning light.There were only one other couple there viewing this temple and the atmosphere would have been really peaceful had it not been for a local wedding blasting out loud music through a P.A.Highly recommend a visit here.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank scubacol11
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Reviewed 7 September 2018

Built by Suryavarman II - the famous king who built Angkor Wat - Banteay Samre is one of the most beautiful temple of that period. The ensemble is complete: the outer and the inner walls, the libraries and the central tower are in quite good condition. The resemblance of the central tower to the temple towers of Angkor Wat is obvious.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stephan1000
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Reviewed 31 August 2018

This temple is a bit of bit far from the primary temples so is not really as crowded because so many even though it is just a couple of minutes' further out. You will find lots of details still crystal clear in the friezes and it is worth taking the time of yours. There will also be nagas everywhere. There was no bus organizations in time I was there and the guides tended to whisk the tourists of theirs in and also out fast certainly, with a bit of patience, you can see the majority of it with no various other individuals around.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Han D
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

This's a restored Angkor Wat like temple with one tower. It's a bit of drive out, consequently generally there weren't so many visitors, that we valued! This temple, flanked by 2 libraries, is restored. Banteay Samre features a long causeway. It was created for boats to have the ability to come towards the temple. Since this's a relatively small temple, it appeared to be approachable and intimate more to me. This could be noticed when you're in addition touring Banteay Srei, though it must be seen!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gunar J
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

This is a Hindu temple designed within the 12th century. It's just from the grand tour path but to not far away. The temple is uncommon in developing an interior moat which you are able to walk around totally. The centre region has some beautiful stone carvings and I appreciated that there was barely anybody here. A huge difference to Beyon Temple or perhaps Anghor Wat. The white sandstone is beautiful and it's not a great temple so very easy to stroll around enjoying the lintels plus stone carvings also the serenity and quiet.
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Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Beverley V
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