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Banteay Chhmar

Cambodia
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beautiful temple, go with a guide of the community

we visited Banteay Chhmar, using a guide of the Banteay Chhmar community based tourism. The know a... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2016
LouenStephan
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Ghent, Belgium
It was just so quiet

I got to visit Banteay Chhmar temple as I was making a day visit to a village nearby, what I like... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2016
dvspcs
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Melbourne, Australia
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Banteay Chhmar (the “Citadel of the Cat”) has been called the "second Angkor Wat” and was constructed by King Jayavarman VII, who also built Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm and Preah Khan. This remote and vast site is currently under restoration and visitors find a stunning interplay of temple and jungle.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 5 March 2016

we visited Banteay Chhmar, using a guide of the Banteay Chhmar community based tourism. The know a lot about the tempel and about the rural live. Most of the temple are ruins, but there are beautiful reliëfs, statues and carvings. You can make a totaly...More

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Sophal T, General Manager at Banteay Chhmar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2016

Dear Stephen, Thank you very much for your command at the TripAdvisor. I hope see you again in the future. Thanks, Sophal

Reviewed 4 March 2016

I got to visit Banteay Chhmar temple as I was making a day visit to a village nearby, what I like most about this temple was how quiet it was, there were almost no other people visiting when I was there, so it was a...More

1  Thank dvspcs
Reviewed 4 February 2016

I went by taxi and arrived about 10 AM. There were 2 other tourists there but they went a different way. I walked around the outer wall and climbed piles of stones inside. It seemed safe enough, no stones fell over. When I was leaving...More

1  Thank bormanator
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

It was a disapointing experience overall. We came mostly for the homestay experience and our expectations were high, since most of the reviews are very good. We were welcomed by Sokuon. He brought us to our homestay, but did not make any presentation. Basically: here...More

1  Thank PML_1111
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Was there in 2013. Rode bikes to the temples--no one else was there. The home stay was a little uncomfortable (maybe their was no late night electricity so the fan didn't work--not sure), so take mossie repellent. If you are vegetarian, bring tofu or other...More

Thank WakeoftheFlood
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Like other reviewers we did a home stay here. The accommodation was basic but fine with both lunch & dinner organised also (basic, yet flavoursome & plentiful). Our luck was in as our pre-booked visit just happened to coincide with the annual Water Festival when...More

1  Thank Goose568
Reviewed 7 December 2015

I visited Banteay Chmar and stayed 3 days with the CBT organised "tour" and it was fantastic ! it was my second trip to Cambodia, so I gave myself some advanced sight seeing (after Angkor and Pnomh Penh). Visiting very nice temples almost alone, some...More

2  Thank Benoit S
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Loved this home stay. No tourists at all. Had whole temples to ourselves. This was a special moment, experience true rural Cambodian life without all the tourists. Highly recommend. Off the beaten track, and supports a fantastic cause.

1  Thank helyerbeth
Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

I came to visit this temple as part of a home visit on an Intrepid Tour. I was a bit nervous about doing a home stay never having done one before but it was absolutely amazing! As this village is out of the way we...More

1  Thank Wanderlustjewel
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Another wonderful Khmer temple site (see review Wat Phu in Laos) -- the site is larger but more overgrown and ruined than Wat Phu. Some wall bas relief are clear (see pics) but overall difficult to navigate throughout the site, given the amount of natural...More

Thank Travel715
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Sreyroth L
is there any temples near Banteay chhmar?
3 March 2015|
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Response from Andrew M | Property representative |
Banteay Chhmar Temple is a very large temple complex. The temple is mostly collapsed and in its natural condition after 800 years. There are nine, smaller satellite temples around the main complex. Three of these temples... More
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