Banteay Chhmar, Banteay Chhmar

#43 of 113 in Historic Sites in Cambodia
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Banteay Chhmar (Khmer: បន្ទាយឆ្មារ pronounced [ɓɑːn.tiəj.cʰmaː]) is a commune (khum) in Thma Puok District in Banteay Meanchey province in northwest Cambodia. It is located 63 km north of Sisophon and about 20 km east of the Thai border. The commune of Banteay Chhmar contains 14 villages.

The massive temple of Banteay Chhmar, along with its satellite shrines and reservoir (baray), comprises one of the most important and least understood archaeological complexes from Cambodia's Angkor period.
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  • This 12th-century temple lies in the northwest of Cambodia, a beautiful rural area seldom visited by tourists. This enormous complex, which was a temple city, is one of the most intriguing in the...  more »
  • I booked a two night homestay for my daughter and I through Everything was organised by email with the coordinator of their Community Based Tourism organisation (CBT). We were....  more »

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