A Guide to Visit Banteay Srei Temple

A little further out than the other temples, Banteay Srei is an architectural marvel, and its ornamentation is among the best-preserved. A place that you cannot miss on your tour of the Angkor temples.

Banteay Srei is a Cambodian temple located in the vast territory of Angkor temples. It is nicknamed the “Citadel of women” and its decoration is of a special delicacy.

It is not placed on the tourist route like the temples of Angkor, and you will have to take more time to get there, but it is worth the effort. Do not miss it. Once again, get up early to make the most of your time.

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This stop is worth seeing. A little outside the usual tourist circuits, you will come across fewer tourists and you will be able to enjoy the importance of the place and its cultural and historical dimension.

Banteay Srei is an impressive delight. Built-in honor of women, all sections of the wall have been carved, you will like to see the engravings in honor of Vishnu. The whole is very well preserved. And with good reason, the temple was discovered in 1924.

How to visit Banteay Srei

We recommend buying a 3-day pass,  you can spend your first two days in Angkor complex, doing a small route and a large one with your guide. On this last day, it is easy to choose to visit Banteay Srei temple, as it is known to be one of the most beautiful and refined temples.

It can be reached in an hour by our vintage jeeps and you can stop along the ways for the authentic local ways of life. The trip to Banteay Srei can be combined with the river of a thousand lingas in Kbal Spean, a beautiful archaeological site in the heart of the jungle, and with a part of the river bed carved out. So you can visit very well in one day, without rushing.

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