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Banteay Srei Tours

Banteay Srei
Small but perfectly formed, the delicately carved rose pink temple of Banteay Srei is a masterpiece of Angkorian art. The name means “Citadel of the Women,” likely because of its many carvings of “apsara” nymphs. First built in 967 AD, long before Angkor Wat or Angkor Thom, it’s about an hour’s drive from the main archaeological area.

The Basics
Dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, Banteay Srei was built by a scholar priest who probably tutored King Jayavarman V. See the site’s three towering shrines, a sanctuary, and two libraries, decorated with scenes from the Ramayana, as well as two ornate gates, a causeway, and a number of rest houses. 

The temple is northeast of downtown Siem Reap and many tours combine it with other sites in that direction, such as Kbal Spean (which is known for the River of a Thousand Lingas), Beng Mealea, or Phnom Kulen National Park. You can enter Banteay Srei with a 1-day, 3-day, or 7-day Angkor Pass.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Banteay Srei is a must for photographers and anyone with an interest in Angkor art and architecture.
  • Buy an Angkor Pass in advance; it is not available at the complex. 
  • The site offers bathrooms, souvenir stalls, parking, and a number of eateries around the temple.
  • The Banteay Srei complex has accessible bathrooms. Low steps lead up to the temple structure, so travelers who rely on wheelchairs can only admire the carvings on the outside.

How to Get There
Banteay Srei is around 22 miles (36 kilometers) from downtown Siem Reap and 20 miles (32 kilometers) from the Angkor Wat temple complex. The site is far enough from the main complex that most visitors choose to head there on a different day, but the sites can all be visited in one day if necessary. There is no public transportation to the complex, so most people join a tour, hire a driver, or book a private guide.

When to Get There
Banteay Srei is open from early in the morning until late afternoon seven days a week. The site is quieter in the mornings and late afternoons, when the temple’s colors are also at their most beautiful and photogenic. 

Kbal Spean and the River of a Thousand Lingas
If the carvings at Banteay Srei pique your interest, then Kbal Spean, about 7 miles (12 kilometers) up the road, makes a great addition to the day. A beautifully carved riverbed, which fills with water between July and December, it’s also known as the River of a Thousand Lingas. Beside the lingas (phallic symbols representing the god Shiva), carvings include gods, goddesses, and even animals, while there’s a waterfall to cool off after your hike.
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3 Days -Guided tour of All Major Temples and Kulen Mountain Waterfall

3 Days -Guided tour of All Major Temples and Kulen Mountain Waterfall

3-Day package tour we focus mainly on all the main temples on Small & Big Circle & Banteay Srei & Kulen mountain waterfall and ancient temples in Rolous Group. Day 1 we go to see all the main attractions on the Small Circle Road with Angkor Wat and 2nd day we go to see the holly mountain Phnom Kulen with waterfall and 1000 Lingas carved under riverbed for produce holly water in the purpose of Hindo ceremony in the ancient time. The last one on 3rd day we go to see amazing sunrise over Angkor Wat with temples on the Big Circle and temples in Rolous Group and the late afternoon we take you to shopping at Artisan D'Ankgor & local Old market if you would like.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$158.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$158.00
Price varies by group size

Private One Day to Banteay Srei, Rolous Group and Kompong Phluk

Private One Day to Banteay Srei, Rolous Group and Kompong Phluk

In the morning you will travel to a small temple of Banteay Srei well known for its beautiful delicate carvings in warm pink sandstone. This late 10th century temple is fairly compact and very different from other Angkorian temples. Then, we go to the late 9th century Hindu temples Bakong, Lolei and Preah Ko form what is collectively known as the Rolous group located 15km west of Siem Reap. Explore the early capital of Angkor and the most impressive being the pyramid-like Bakong surrounded by moat still containing water today. In the afternoon you will travel to Kompong Phluk, an authentic stilted village on the edge of the great Tonle Sap Lake. The Khmer, Vietnamese and Cham people live in harmony with the rising and falling water levels of the lake. Fun fact: most households here own boats as well as motorbikes as their road becomes a water channel during the monsoon. The biggest attraction in this neighbourhood is the eerie Flooded Forest accessible by boat during the wet season.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$63.59
Price varies by group size
From
US$63.59
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

3-Days Major Temples & Kulen Mount Waterfall

3-Days Major Temples & Kulen Mount Waterfall

3-Day package tour we focus mainly on all the main temples on Small & Big Circle & Banteay Srei & Kulen mountain waterfall and ancient temples in Rolous Group. Day 1 we go to see all the main attractions on the Small Circle Road with Angkor Wat and 2nd day we go to see the holly mountain Phnom Kulen with waterfall and 1000 Lingas carved under riverbed for produce holly water in the purpose of Hindo ceremony in the ancient time. The last one on 3rd day we go to see amazing sunrise over Angkor Wat with temples on the Big Circle and temples in Rolous Group and the late afternoon we take you to shopping at Artisan D'Ankgor & local Old market if you would like.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$166.67
Price varies by group size
From
US$166.67
Price varies by group size

4 Days - Major Temples & Kulen mountain & Koh Ker & Beng Mealea

4 Days - Major Temples & Kulen mountain & Koh Ker & Beng Mealea

For 4 days you will visit all the most must to sees in and around Siem Reap with some remote attractions as well. Day 1 we cover to see all the major temples on the Small Circle road and Day 2 we driving to see the holly mountain Kulen mountain National Park. At this places you can see the carving under riverbed as the water flow over to create the holly waters. Beside Kulen mountain the same day we will temples Banteay Srei, Banteay Samre & Pre Rup. 3rd day we will go to see sunrise over Angkor Wat as it's really amazing. After sunrise we go to templess on the Big Circle like Prah Khan, Neak Poan, Ta Som & East Mebon, in afternoon we will drive to the South part of Siem Reap to see 3 major temples in Rolous Group. Day 4 the last day we will take the long driving to see temples in Koh Ker Group & Beng Mealea as these remote temples rarely visited by tourists and very quiet and peaceful & you can see the nice view of the countryside along the way as well.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$247.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$247.00
Price varies by group size

4 Days - Major Temples & Kulen mountain & Koh Ker & Beng Mealea from Siem Reap

4 Days - Major Temples & Kulen mountain & Koh Ker & Beng Mealea from Siem Reap

For 4 days you will visit all the most must to sees in and around Siem Reap with some remote attractions as well. Day 1 we cover to see all the major temples on the Small Circle road and Day 2 we driving to see the holly mountain Kulen mountain National Park. At this places you can see the carving under riverbed as the water flow over to create the holly waters. Beside Kulen mountain the same day we will temples Banteay Srei, Banteay Samre & Pre Rup. 3rd day we will go to see sunrise over Angkor Wat as it's really amazing. After sunrise we go to templess on the Big Circle like Prah Khan, Neak Poan, Ta Som & East Mebon, in afternoon we will drive to the South part of Siem Reap to see 3 major temples in Rolous Group. Day 4 the last day we will take the long driving to see temples in Koh Ker Group & Beng Mealea as these remote temples rarely visited by tourists and very quiet and peaceful & you can see the nice view of the countryside along the way as well.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$257.30
Price varies by group size
From
US$257.30
Price varies by group size

All Major Temples and Kulen Mountant Waterfall in 3 Days

All Major Temples and Kulen Mountant Waterfall in 3 Days

3-Day package tour we focus mainly on all the main temples on Small & Big Circle & Banteay Srei & Kulen mountain waterfall and ancient temples in Rolous Group. Day 1 we go to see all the main attractions on the Small Circle Road with Angkor Wat and 2nd day we go to see the holly mountain Phnom Kulen with waterfall and 1000 Lingas carved under riverbed for produce holly water in the purpose of Hindo ceremony in the ancient time. The last one on 3rd day we go to see amazing sunrise over Angkor Wat with temples on the Big Circle and temples in Rolous Group and the late afternoon we take you to shopping at Artisan D'Ankgor & local Old market if you would like.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$160.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$160.00
Price varies by group size

Private 03 Day Tour- Fully experienced Trip to Ancient Temples

Private 03 Day Tour- Fully experienced Trip to Ancient Temples

This is a fully designed itinerary with all main temples in an archaeological Park. For those who are focusing mainly on temples will be satisfied and meet their desire. Tonle Sap lake is the most interesting place listed on the top ten places the travelers should not miss during their trip in Siem Reap.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$304.62
per group
From
US$304.62
per group
Taking safety measures

All Major Temples and Kulen Mountant Waterfall - 3 Days

All Major Temples and Kulen Mountant Waterfall - 3 Days

3-Day package tour we focus mainly on all the main temples on Small & Big Circle & Banteay Srei & Kulen mountain waterfall and ancient temples in Rolous Group. Day 1 we go to see all the main attractions on the Small Circle Road with Angkor Wat and 2nd day we go to see the holly mountain Phnom Kulen with waterfall and 1000 Lingas carved under riverbed for produce holly water in the purpose of Hindo ceremony in the ancient time. The last one on 3rd day we go to see amazing sunrise over Angkor Wat with temples on the Big Circle and temples in Rolous Group and the late afternoon we take you to shopping at Artisan D'Ankgor & local Old market if you would like.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$158.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$158.00
Price varies by group size

Major Temples & Kulen mountain & Koh Ker & Beng Mealea - 4 Days

Major Temples & Kulen mountain & Koh Ker & Beng Mealea - 4 Days

For 4 days you will visit all the most must to sees in and around Siem Reap with some remote attractions as well. Day 1 we cover to see all the major temples on the Small Circle road and Day 2 we driving to see the holly mountain Kulen mountain National Park. At this places you can see the carving under riverbed as the water flow over to create the holly waters. Beside Kulen mountain the same day we will temples Banteay Srei, Banteay Samre & Pre Rup. 3rd day we will go to see sunrise over Angkor Wat as it's really amazing. After sunrise we go to templess on the Big Circle like Prah Khan, Neak Poan, Ta Som & East Mebon, in afternoon we will drive to the South part of Siem Reap to see 3 major temples in Rolous Group. Day 4 the last day we will take the long driving to see temples in Koh Ker Group & Beng Mealea as these remote temples rarely visited by tourists and very quiet and peaceful & you can see the nice view of the countryside along the way as well.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$245.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$245.00
Price varies by group size

4 Days - Major Temples & Kulen mountain & Koh Ker & Beng Mealea in Siem Reap

4 Days - Major Temples & Kulen mountain & Koh Ker & Beng Mealea in Siem Reap

For 4 days you will visit all the most must to sees in and around Siem Reap with some remote attractions as well. Day 1 we cover to see all the major temples on the Small Circle road and Day 2 we driving to see the holly mountain Kulen mountain National Park. At this places you can see the carving under riverbed as the water flow over to create the holly waters. Beside Kulen mountain the same day we will temples Banteay Srei, Banteay Samre & Pre Rup. 3rd day we will go to see sunrise over Angkor Wat as it's really amazing. After sunrise we go to templess on the Big Circle like Prah Khan, Neak Poan, Ta Som & East Mebon, in afternoon we will drive to the South part of Siem Reap to see 3 major temples in Rolous Group. Day 4 the last day we will take the long driving to see temples in Koh Ker Group & Beng Mealea as these remote temples rarely visited by tourists and very quiet and peaceful & you can see the nice view of the countryside along the way as well.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$245.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$245.00
Price varies by group size

Private One Day Tour to Kulen Mountain, Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre

Private One Day Tour to Kulen Mountain, Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre

The cradle of Khmer civilisation is located 40 km northeast from Siem Reap and is an important pilgrimage site for Cambodian people. Phnom Kulen often lies shrouded in mist but on a clear day one can see the loaf like shape on the horizon across the flat plains of Siem Reap province. The sites atop Phnom Kulen include a Buddhist Pagoda with giant Reclining Buddha, Hindu carvings in the stone river bed and an impressive waterfall under which swimming is possible. On your way back you will visit a small temple of Banteay Srei well known for its beautiful delicate carvings in warm pink sandstone. This late 10th Century temple is fairly compact and very different from other Angkorian temples. To round off your day you may also visit Banteay Samre – a larger temple which is often overlooked by tourists and looks gorgeous in late afternoon light.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$176.05
per group
From
US$176.05
per group
Taking safety measures

All Major Temples and Kulen Mountant Waterfall in 3 Days

All Major Temples and Kulen Mountant Waterfall in 3 Days

3-Day package tour we focus mainly on all the main temples on Small & Big Circle & Banteay Srei & Kulen mountain waterfall and ancient temples in Rolous Group. Day 1 we go to see all the main attractions on the Small Circle Road with Angkor Wat and 2nd day we go to see the holly mountain Phnom Kulen with waterfall and 1000 Lingas carved under riverbed for produce holly water in the purpose of Hindo ceremony in the ancient time. The last one on 3rd day we go to see amazing sunrise over Angkor Wat with temples on the Big Circle and temples in Rolous Group and the late afternoon we take you to shopping at Artisan D'Ankgor & local Old market if you would like.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$161.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$161.00
Price varies by group size

Private One Day Tour: Banteay Srey, Beng Melea and Kompong Kleang

Private One Day Tour: Banteay Srey, Beng Melea and Kompong Kleang

You are going to visit Banteay Srei temple, the pink sandstone construction temple built by king Rajendravarman V in late 10th century. Walls of Banteay Srei temple its self are densely covered with some of the most beautiful, deep and intricate carving of any Angkorian Temple. Then go to Beng Mea lea, built as a Hindu temple, but there are some carvings depicting Buddhist motifs. Its primary material is sandstone and it is largely unrestored, with trees and thick brush thriving amidst its towers and courtyards and many of its stones lying in great heaps. After that, go Kampong Khleang located on the northern lake-edge about 55 km east of Siem Reap town, more remote and less tourist place. Visitors to Kampong Khleang during the dry season are universally awestruck by the forest of stilted houses rising up to 10 meters in the air. In wet season the waters rise up to one or two meters of the buildings.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$205.21
per group
From
US$205.21
per group
Taking safety measures

Major Temples & Kulen mountain & Koh Ker & Beng Mealea - 4 Days

Major Temples & Kulen mountain & Koh Ker & Beng Mealea - 4 Days

For 4 days you will visit all the most must to sees in and around Siem Reap with some remote attractions as well. Day 1 we cover to see all the major temples on the Small Circle road and Day 2 we driving to see the holly mountain Kulen mountain National Park. At this places you can see the carving under riverbed as the water flow over to create the holly waters. Beside Kulen mountain the same day we will temples Banteay Srei, Banteay Samre & Pre Rup. 3rd day we will go to see sunrise over Angkor Wat as it's really amazing. After sunrise we go to templess on the Big Circle like Prah Khan, Neak Poan, Ta Som & East Mebon, in afternoon we will drive to the South part of Siem Reap to see 3 major temples in Rolous Group. Day 4 the last day we will take the long driving to see temples in Koh Ker Group & Beng Mealea as these remote temples rarely visited by tourists and very quiet and peaceful & you can see the nice view of the countryside along the way as well
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$245.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$245.00
Price varies by group size

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