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Banteay Samre

Date of Construction:
Mid 12th century C.E.
Religious Affiliation:
Patron or King:
Suryavarman II
Artistic/Archeo. Style:
Angkor Wat
AAP - AAP - Off the GC about 5km east of East Mebon
Location of Entrance:
North causeway from the road
Duration of Visit:
30 minutes
Time to Visit:
Photography Notes:
13d26'31N  103d57'32E

Large, comparatively flat temple displaying distinctively Angkor Wat-style architecture and artistry. The temple underwent extensive restoration this century by archaeologists using the anastylosis method. Banteay Samre was constructed around the same time as Angkor Wat. The style of the towers and balustrades bear strong resemblance to the towers of Angkor Wat and even more so to Khmer temple of Phimai in Thailand. Many of the carvings are in excellent condition. Banteay Samre is a bit off the Grand Circuit, near the southeast corner of the East Baray. The trip there is a nice little 3km road excursion through villages and paddies. Combine a visit to Banteay Srey with a stop at Banteay Samre on the way back.

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