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Banteay Kdei, Siem Reap

#11 of 57 in Historic Sites in Siem Reap
Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Landmark
Admire the ruins of Banteay Kdei, a late 12th-century Buddhist temple within the Angkor city complex. One of the smaller temples situated inside the massive compound, the structure was constructed under the Khmer ruler Jayavarman VII, and designed in the Bayon style, known for numerous stone decorations and elaborate carvings. Easily accessible from the area's more famous and grander attractions, Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm, the temple offers you a less crowded and peaceful setting to explore charming stone walls and courtyards. Add Banteay Kdei and other attractions to your Siem Reap trip itinerary using our Siem Reap trip itinerary planner.
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  • After visiting "Prasat Kravan", your next stop could probably be the neighboring "Banteay Kdei" - a Buddhist temple and monastery built, between the 12th and the 13th centuries, by the legendary...  more »
  • If you are looking for that element of discovery and enchantment, and perhaps a little tranquility compared to the big draws in Angkor Wat, look no further than Banteay Kdei. Neighboring the very...  more »
  • Another great temple, one of the most picturesque and beautiful in the small circuit. This comes as welcome relief after some of the massive temples as this is a relatively easy walk around and surrounded by trees. Others have suggested coming here early or late which is sound advice, but of course, you will inevitably end up somewhere busy between 10am and 4pm so not sure how you plan for that! Photo opportunities at every turn here with proper ruins (this temple hasn't been restored like others) and it also has some large trees. Interesting carvings, some in pretty good condition and just a fun place to go and explore.
  • Amazing ruins, too much to take in in a short time. It is worth a few hours, you can get incredible pictures if you're patient, maybe exploring the perimeters of every opening. Late afternoon sunlight played well with stone reliefs
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