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Banteay Chhamar

UNESCO World Heritage site near Siem Reap

Banteay Chhamar is an ancient temple far from Siem Reap, it is very lightly touristed. It was built under the reign of King Jayavarman VII during his monumental building program, and is dedicated to his son who died in battle fighting the Cham. Khmer and Cham battle scenes are shown in the many bas-reliefs.

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Banteay Chhamar is a large monastic complex in forest overgrowth, and has had only some minor restoration. It has an abundance of exceedingly well preserved bas-reliefs, and the face towers, and temple-in-jungle atmosphere make it a photographer’s delight.

To visit Banteay Chhamar from Siem Reap, it will take a whole day for the round trip. It will take somewhat less time to make the round trip from Battambang.

Banteay Chhamar

Location: about 70km north of Sisophon in Banteay Meanchey Province near the border with Thailand
Construction period: Late 12th century – early 13th
Religion: Buddhist
Built by: Jayavarman VII
Building style: Bayon

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