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  • Angkor Wat Sunrise ( ATS Cambodia Tour )

    Angkor Wat Sunrise ( ATS Cambodia Tour )

  • Explore the former Khmer Empire capital at the mysterious temples of Angkor Wat

    Explore the former Khmer Empire capital at the mysterious temples of Angkor Wat

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    The blockbuster movie Tomb Raider at the temple of Ta Promh

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    Amazing temple of Ta Promh ( ATS Cambodia Tour )

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    The Giants Smile of Bayon Temple

  • ATS Cambodia Tour, Tuk Tuk Travel

    ATS Cambodia Tour, Tuk Tuk Travel

  • Kulen Mountain Water Fall ( ATS Cambodia Tour )

    Kulen Mountain Water Fall ( ATS Cambodia Tour )

  • Siem Reap Shuttle Tour, Temples Share Tour - ATS Cambodia Tour

    Siem Reap Shuttle Tour, Temples Share Tour - ATS Cambodia Tour

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    Travel to angkor, angkor transport

Banteay Somre - Siem Reap

Banteay Samre's history is very hard to trace and much is left to speculation and interpretation. The name translated as "Citadel of the Samre", is not a distinct reference to its date of construction. Whats more, no inscription has been found for this temple, however historians have generally consented that it would have been built around the same time as Angkor Wat, as the architecture is of the classic art of the same period, although the architecture also suggests that amendments were made to the temple during the Bayon period.

Banteay Samre in Cambodia is somewhat "off the beaten track", located away from the more visited Angkor temples. The temple is named after the Samre, an ancient ethnic Indochinese tribe most likely related to the Khmers. Banteay, is a Khmer word for citadel. In its architecture and style the temple bears a very similar resemblance to both its neighbour, Banteay Srey, and the majestic Angkor Wat itself. Banteay Samre highlights would have to include the interior moat which when filled with water must have given the temple a mystical and peaceful sensation. And then of course, the temple's location and surroundings set within beautiful rice paddies and local villages.

Distance from Siem Reap to Banteay Samre temple is 18km (28 minutes by car, 37 minutes by Tuk Tuk, approx 2 hours by bicycle). You can visit Banteay Samre anytime, and it's never particularly crowded due to its remote location. Allow up to an hour to explore, and later in the afternoon the sun will cast its best light over the temple. Our Banteay Samre plan is useful for orientation. An expert local tour guide from Siem Reap will ensure you get the very best from your visit and the journey from Siem Reap

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